This A list show runner is lying when he says he doesn’t remember saying a ton of inappropriate remarks.
OK, maybe the former cable king doesn’t remember, but every other person involved or within ear shot remembers.
Matthew Weiner responds to sexual harassment allegation from former Mad Men writer
Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs hits Amazon later this month, and, while the star-studded cast and spare episode breakdowns remain tantalizing, the accusations of workplace misconduct by former Mad Men writer Kater Gordon continue to hang over the show. Late last year, Gordon came forward with a story about how, in a private writing session, Weiner told her that she “owed it to him” to let him see her naked. In her recollection, she brushed the comment off and, despite having won an Emmy for her writing on the show, was fired just a year later. In a series of subsequent tweets, TV veteran Marti Noxon lent her support to Gordon, calling Weiner an “emotional terrorist” while describing an unhealthy work environment.
At the time, representatives for Weiner said in a statement that he “does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.” Now, in a new profile by Vanity Fair, he reasserts that denial, but also acknowledges that “it’s not impossible” that he made the offending comments. In speaking on the issue, however, he does show that perhaps his memory isn’t as reliable as he’d like to think. – Source