As the disturbing saga of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual exploits continues to grow, some are wondering how his behavior was allowed to continue under the radar for decades.
In Hollywood, it appears Weinstein's penchant for sexual harassment was the entertainment capital's biggest open secret. In fact, it appears actor Seth MacFarlane joked about the matter at the 2013 Oscars nominations.
After reading off a list of five women nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, MacFarlane joked: “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.”
The list of women who have accused the embattled movie producer of sexual wrongdoing is long — and it's growing longer still.
It all started last Thursday when The New York Times published a story revealing allegations of sexual harassment toward dozens of women, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowen. Then on Tuesday, the list grew even longer, when Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie accused Weinstein of sexually harassing them earlier in their respective careers.
Three women have even accused the 65-year-old magnate of rape.
Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, the production group he helped found, on Sunday, just days after the first bombshell report was published. The entertainment mogul flew to Europe late Tuesday night to check into a rehabilitation center for sexual addiction.
Watch MacFarlane's joke below.