Actress Jessica Barth – whose alleged encounter with Harvey Weinstein inspired a joke by Seth MacFarlane at the 2013 Oscars nominations ceremony – reiterated her story that the disgraced filmmaker made an unwanted sexual advance toward her in a hotel room years earlier.
The actress, who stars in “Ted” and its sequel, detailed what allegedly ensued in 2011 after Weinstein – who has been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment by numerous women in the past week – requested she join him in his room at the Peninsula Hotel after the Golden Globes with the promise of discussing film opportunities.
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In addition to Weinstein asking for a massage, he berated Barth with critical comments during that conversation, she said.
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.
MacFarlane, who hosted the Oscars that year, issued a statement Wednesday condemning Weinstein while applauding Barth for coming forward.
Barth first spoke out about Weinstein in a recent exposé published by The New Yorker.
Weinstein was fired by the board of directors of the production company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, earlier this week.