Matthew Weiner - the face behind famed TV series Mad Men - has also been splattered with dirt after the show's writer Kater Gordon levelled allegations of sexual harassment against him, marking yet another case of rich, powerful men using their authority and influence to silence victims of their ego.
'He told me I was awful at everything, from my work in the writers room to on set, ' she said of Weiner. The writer said the incident crushed her confidence, as she was unsure whether she was really employed for her writing abilities. Gordon hasn't worked in television since being let go from Mad Men eight years ago. She did tell a colleague about the comment. Though she's tried her best to avoid the issue since her departure from Hollywood - even requesting that a mention of her Emmy win for Mad Men be removed from her bio - she was motivated to do something about it when she read the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, whose bully reputation and reported temper reminded her of Weiner.
It now seems that the second half of 2017 may itself go down in history as a moment of significant social change, thanks to the flood of revelations of sexual harassment and assault by high-profile individuals-mainly, but not exclusively against women-in the entertainment industry, politics and elsewhere.
As Weiner had promised, the creator brought Gordon onto the series as a staff writer for the third season, handing her two episodes. "I eventually walked away instead of fighting back". Gordon began working as Weiner's personal assistant in 2007. And he championed me. Gordon told other people about Weiner's alleged remark at the time, and they verified her account to The Information.
"I knew immediately when he crossed the boundary that it was wrong", Gordon said in the same interview.
Along the way, she has to deal with an endless parade of sexually entitled men who see her as just a piece of meat to be used for their own pleasure. In 2009, she won an Emmy for writing "Meditations In An Emergency" with Weiner.
She is now in process of creating Modern Alliance - a non-profit organisation - to help victims of sexual misconduct and harassment. "And then I got inspired".