AceShowbiz - Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has addressed allegations made by a former writer on the show that he sexually harassed her, saying he doesn't "remember" making the remarks.
In November (17), former "Mad Men" writer Kater Gordon accused the TV series creator of firing her after she refused his sexual advances, with Weiner allegedly telling Gordon she "owed it to him" to "let him see me naked" back in 2008.
Weiner has denied the allegations before, but he addressed them once again in a new profile piece in Vanity Fair, saying he doesn't recall them having such a conversation.
"I really don't remember saying that," he said. "I'm not hedging to say it's not impossible that I said that, but I really don't remember saying it."
In a follow-up chat before the piece was published, Weiner told reporter Joy Press he can't imagine using the word "hedging", but he did.
"I can't see a scenario where I would say that," he said, returning to the original allegation. "What I can see is, it was 10 years ago and I don't remember saying it. When someone says you said something, like the experience we just had right now - I don't remember saying that... I never felt that way and I never acted that way towards Kater."
After Gordon came forward with her allegation, "Sharp Objects" creator Marti Noxon, who served as a consulting producer on "Mad Men", tweeted that she believed Gordon, recalling how difficult Weiner could be to work with.
In response, the 53-year-old, who is promoting his new anthology TV show "The Romanoffs", admits he wishes he had been more sensitive to other people's feelings in the writers' room.
"If I have wronged somebody, yeah, I would like to apologise. In a general sense. I am that kind of person. It makes me sad to cause other people unhappiness or if they even perceive it that way," he said.