Seth MacFarlane Explains His 2013 Joke Calling Out Harvey Weinstein

Long before the deluge of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light, Seth MacFarlane made a joke aimed at the once powerhouse producer, calling him out for his lecherous ways. The 43-year-old comedian did so while revealing the 2013 Oscar nominations years ago. “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein,” he boldly joked.

Now that everything is out in the open, MacFarlane explains why he took aim at Weinstein. It was all to support his friend and colleague Jessica Barth who had been on the receiving end of Harvey’s unwanted sexual advances. Read his explanation below.

Barth was one of the women who came forward with allegations against Weinstein in The New Yorker‘s explosive story published this week.