Jeffrey Tambor refutes another sexual harassment allegation, while one against Matthew Weiner halts his book tour and Ben Affleck addresses his own bad behavior.
Today in Hollywood harassment, Harvey Weinstein accuser, Rose McGowan, blasted "Lady Bird" director and writer Greta Gerwig for working with Woody Allen even though she is heartbroken over the allegations against the filmmaker.
"Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor is fighting back against allegations from a second transgender woman accusing him of sexual misconduct, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's book tour was bookmarked after the show's co-writer accused him of sexual harassment, and Donald Trump dragged Al Franken over the Democratic senator's own sexual misconduct scandal.
Meanwhile, Ben Affleck was pressed for more comment on Hollywood's ongoing sexual harassment scandal while promoting "Justice League" on both "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Thursday night and "Today" show Friday morning.
Here's the latest:
Rose McGowan Blasts Greta Gerwig
McGowan called out the actress, who just her directorial debut with "Lady Bird," in a string of tweets for being a "moral coward" by saying she was heartbroken over the allegations against filmmaker Woody Allen, but not doing anything about it.
"You're part of the problem. You worked with Woody Allen. You're saying you're heartbroken, but you're not brave," McGowan said. "And yeah, you do have to answer. All people that support pedos and rapists ought to."
Allen was accused of sexually abusing his own daughter, Dylan, but he has always denied the allegations.
"It's quite simple," McGowan continued. "All who have worked with known predators should do 3 simple things. 1) Believe survivors 2) Apologize for putting your careers and wallets before what was right 3) Grab a spine and denounce. If you do not do these things you are still moral cowards."
Great Gerwig on @NPR You’re a part of the problem. You worked with Woody Allen. You’re saying you’re heartbroken. But you’re not brave.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 17, 2017
And yeah, you do have to answer. All people that support pedos and rapist ought to.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 17, 2017
It’s quite simple, all who have worked with known predators should do 3 simple things. 1) Believe survivors 2) Apologize for putting your careers and wallets before what was right. 3) Grab a spine and denounce. If you do not do these things you are still moral cowards. #ROSEARMY— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 17, 2017
Jeffrey Tambor Denies 'Transparent' Co-Star's Sexual Harassment Allegations
Tambor said he is "not a predator" days after his "Transparent" co-star Trace Lysette said the actor dry humped her. Tambor previously denied that he sexually harassed his former assistant.
"For the past four years, I've had the huge privilege and huge responsibility of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood. Now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly," Tambor said in a statement. "I know I haven't always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact, but I have never been a predator - ever."
"I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone," he continued. "But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express."
Matthew Weiner's Book Tour Impacted by Sexual Harassment Allegations
"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner had to cancel three of his 11 book tour events after Kater Gordon, a "Mad Men" writer, said that her former boss told her she owed it to him to let him see her naked.
According to the Boston Globe, Weiner defended himself when he was answering a question about mentorship opportunities at one of his events, although the question didn't even mention the allegation or his accuser.
A spokesperson for Weiner has since denied Gordon's claim, saying, "He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague."
Donald Trump Trolls Al Franken For His Sexual Abuse Allegations
Trump blasted Franken on Twitter Thursday, referencing allegations that he groped Leeann Tweeden while she was sleeping and also forced a kiss on her while rehearsing for a USO Tour comedy skit a decade ago.
"The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 while she sleeps?" Trump wrote with a photo of Franken reaching to Tweeden's breasts. "And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?"
The president was referring to a 1995 New York magazine article that explained how Franken would often joke in the "Saturday Night Live" writers room about drugging and raping journalist Lesley Stahl.
Trump later got backlash on Twitter for his comments since he failed to address allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his own history of sexually abusing women.
Ben Affleck Addresses His Allegations and Rose McGowan's Claim that She Told Him About Weinstein
Affleck first addressed his own bad behavior -- groping then-MTV correspondent Hilarie Burton on "TRL" in 2001 on the "Late Show" Thursday saying he doesn't remember the alleged allegation occurring.
"I don't remember it, but I absolutely apologized for it," Affleck told Stephen Colbert of the Burton incident. The apology he's referring to is this tweet: "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize."
"I certainly don't think she's lying or making it up," he continued in his conversation with Colbert. "It's just the kind of thing that we have to as men, I think, as we become more aware of this, be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable and say, 'If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change. I want to be part of the solution,' and to not shy away from these uncomfortable or awkward or strange encounters that we might've had where we were sort of navigating and not knowing."
The actor then confronted Rose McGowan's claim that she told Affleck about her uncomfortable experience with Weinstein and he didn't do anything about it.
"I don't really want to get into other people's individual stories because I feel like those are their stories and they are entitled to tell as much or as little of those as they want," he said. "I believe Rose, I support her, I really like and admire her tenacity and wish her the best."