MacFarlane says his 2013 Oscars Weinstein swipe intentional

MacFarlane says his 2013 Oscars Weinstein swipe intentional

MacFarlane took some heat on social media after issuing his statement Wednesday, with critics contending the 2013 comment proves he was aware of Weinstein's behavior but - aside from making the televised jab - did nothing else to stop it.

Jessica Barth has also since come forward to defend her former co-star, explaining Seth hadn't spoken out at the time because she had asked him not to.

Barth confided in MacFarlane - the creator of "Family Guy" as well as other shows and movies - and two years later, he made a reference to Weinstein's alleged misconduct as he announced the 2013 supporting actress Oscars nominees.

She claimed the producer alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed. And Seth MacFarlane did the same during the 2013 Oscar Nominations announcement, with Emma Stone co-presenting.

Now, MacFarlane has taken to Twitter to reveal the joke was actually his way of publically disparaging Weinstein after the producer harassed a friend of his.

During her appearance on CNN on Thursday, Barth encouraged victims of sexual harassment to come forward with their accusations.

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"He gave me her number, and I walked out and I started bawling", Barth told The New Yorker.

"Make no mistake, this came from a place of loathing and anger", he added. MacFarlane applauded his friend for finally sharing her story in public. He wrote: "There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this".

Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex, and a spokesperson from him has responded to the article with the following statement: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

In response to the initial New York Times report, he said: "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it". Ms Barth recalled Mr Weinstein asking.

"I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again".

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