Former 'Mad Men' Writer Accuses Matthew Weiner Of Sexual Harassment

39;Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner has been accused of harassment by a former writer on the show

39;Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner has been accused of harassment by a former writer on the show

"He told me that I owed it to him to let him see me naked", Gordon told The Information. The incident, she says, took a toll and shook her confidence.

Gordon herself said she had trouble trying to "divorce" her boss from the comment.

Gordon told a colleague shortly after but otherwise was silent. 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. Her removal from the writers room sparked headlines at the time questioning why Weiner's longtime assistant and writing partner would be let go from the series, especially after winning the Emmy. "I eventually walked away instead of fighting back". And he championed me. The incident took place almost a decade ago, when then 27-year-old Kater Gordon was working as a writers assistant on the hit AMC show.

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"It's great to hold certain men accountable for their actions, but that is not going to immediately benefit somebody who's working in retail and is being harassed by someone next to him or her in the workplace", Gordon told The Information.

Writers Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner accept the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for "Madmen" onstage during the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The young writer-who had been hired a few years before as Mr. Weiner's personal assistant-seemed to be on top of the world.

In an interview with The Information, Gordon accused Weiner of turning a late-night writing session into a chance to break boundaries and all semblance of professional conduct.

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It went on to state: 'He has long believed in and implemented an egalitarian working environment including the highest levels of production and writing based on mutual respect for all'.

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.

Gordon is founding Modern Alliance, a nonprofit that produces what she calls "visual scripts" on how to stand up for victims. "And then I got inspired".

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