As more information about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harrassment and assault allegations keep surfacing, many are wondering if his reputation was openly known for years.
A clip from four years ago at the 2013 Academy Award Nominations with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane making a knowing joke about Weinstein.
After the names of the supporting actress nominees were read, MacFarlane says:
“Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.”
Many in the room gave the joke some shaky laughter and the clip went viral soon after.
This week, Macfarlane issued a response clarifying his remark.
There have also been other references to Weinstein's unwanted advances, once in a 2012 episode of "30 Rock" in which Jane Krakowski's character says:
“I’m not afraid of anyone in show business. I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions – out of five.”