Designer Donna Karan apologizes after defending Harvey Weinstein

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Designer Donna Karan issued an apology of sorts after prompting outrage with comments calling disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein “wonderful” and wondering whether provocatively dressed women are “asking for it.”

In a statement released to the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets, Karan basically said she didn’t mean what she said: “I made a statement that unfortunately is not representative of how I feel or what I believe,” she said, also saying her comments were “taken out of context.”

“I am truly sorry to anyone that I offended and everyone that has ever been a victim.”

It’s probably safe to bet there’s a zero percent chance of spotting Donna Karan designs strolling down the next red carpet, judging from the swift reaction her comments provoked:

Weinstein was fired from his own film company days after an explosive

New York Times report detailing allegations of sexual assault going back three decades.

Since the article ran, a former New York waitress posted her recollections of Weinstein’s lewd behavior during the time she dealt him on the job and a reporter revealed the disgusting encounter she was forced to endure:

The Weinstein report has sparked condemnations from Hollywood – but silence persists in many quarters:


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