Out of context? Donna Karan seems to have a weak apology for her defense of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
As at when Harvey Weinstein and Donna Karan arrived at the premiere of “The Hunting Party” at the Paris Theater in New York on Monday, Oct. 10, 2017. Karan apologized, after offering praise for Weinstein the night before following his firing from his company amid allegations of sexual harassment lasting decades.
The Fashion mogul told reporters on a red carpet in Los Angeles that Weinstein “has done some amazing things” and he and his wife are “wonderful people.” The 69-year-old Karan added that some women are asking for “trouble” by the way they dress and “presenting themselves the way they do.”
Karan said her remarks were taken out of context and don’t represent her feelings. She says she believes “sexual harassment is NOT acceptable and this is an issue that MUST be addressed once and for all regardless of the individual.”
Karan says she’s “truly sorry to anyone that I offended and everyone that has ever been a victim.”
Several stars including notable Weinstein collaborators Meryl Streep and Judi Dench have denounced the movie mogul’s actions and offered their condolences to victims of sexual harassment.