Seth MacFarlane Breaks His Silence On His Deliberate 2013 Joke About Harvey Weinstein: 'This Came From A Place Of Loathing & Anger'

Seth MacFarlane slams Harvey Weinstein!

Seth MacFarlane is only now speaking out about his 2013 Oscars joke directed at Harvey Weinstein!

While hosting the Oscar Nomination Announcement show, the Family Guy star introduced the five nominees up for Best Supporting Actress, saying:

“Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.”

On Wednesday, the 43-year-old finally opened up to reveal his friend and Ted costar Jessica Barth told him about being sexually harassed by Harvey in a 2011 incident.

Related: Alyssa Milano Waited To Comment On The Weinstein Scandal

Taking to Twitter, he wrote:

In case you missed it, the actress spoke to Ronan Farrow for his The New Yorker exposé about being invited to the producer’s hotel room where he asked for a naked massage, while casually dangling a role for her in a film. She declined and walked out.

Jessica has since taken to social media, defending Seth for speaking up about her!

You can watch Seth’s joke (below)!

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