Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has been accused of badual harbadment by his former private badistant and Mad Men workers author. In an interview with The Information, Emmy Award-winning author Kater Gordon alleged Weiner made a badually specific comment whereas they had been engaged on the sequence.
Gordon started working as Weiner’s private badistant in 2007. Less than a yr later, she was promoted to author’s badistant and finally she stated Weiner invited her to co-write that season’s finale with him. In the interview, Gordon claimed that whereas she was working with Weiner late one evening, she alleged that, “He told me that I owed it to him to let him see me naked.” She stated she “froze” and tried to brush the feedback off. The pair then continued writing the episode.
She stated that whereas she had shared the story with confidantes through the years, she didn’t formally report the incident for worry of shedding her job. She stated she felt she was in a “lose-lose situation” as a result of she believed he would “end her career.”
“I knew immediately that when he crossed the boundary that it was wrong,” she instructed The Information. “But I didn’t know what my options were.”
Gordon was made a workers author for the third season and Weiner and Gordon gained an Emmy in September 2009 for the episode they penned collectively when the alleged incident befell. But a number of weeks later, only one yr after the alleged incident, Gordon was let go from the sequence. She claims Weiner referred to as to inform her that her contract wouldn’t be renewed. “He told me I was terrible at everything,” she stated. “From my work in the writers room to on set.” She has not labored within the trade since.
“I had the Emmy, but instead of being able to use that as a launch pad for the rest of my career, it became an anchor because I felt I had to answer to speculative stories in the press,” she stated. “I eventually walked away instead of fighting back.”
A rep for Weiner referred Rolling Stone to Weiner’s unique badertion, which said the next: “Mr. Weiner spent eight to 10 hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who began on Mad Men as a writers badistant. He doesn’t keep in mind saying this remark nor does it mirror a remark he would say to any colleague.”
Gordon stated she misplaced her ardour to put in writing following the alleged incident and is now making a nonprofit to badist victims of badual harbadment referred to as Modern Alliance. Gordon stated the allegations towards Harvey Weinstein helped encourage her. “I spent a couple days feeling down and feeling upset and aimless,” she stated. “And then I got inspired.”