Ever since the New York Times’ explosive article revealed producer Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexually harassing and even brutally assaulting a number of women, he has faced tremendous backlash for what even he has called his “despicable actions.”
Big-name stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mira Sorvino have all lent credibility to the accusations by publicly stating that they too were victims of Weinstein’s predatory nature at some point during their career.
Weinstein has suffered numerous consequences as a result of the accusations. He was fired from the Weinstein Company, which he created alongside his brother Robert Weinstein in 2005. Although his wife of ten years, Georgina Chapman had initially vowed to stand by her husband’s side, she recently announced that she was seeking a trial separation from the disgraced producer.
Many high-profile names have publicly condemned Weinstein, including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep. In spite of the evidence against Weinstein, there are some celebrities who have chosen to discount the accusations and are declaring their support for him.
Lindsay Lohan took to social media to declare her sympathy for Weinstein, stating that she had worked on several projects with him and had never been sexually harassed. Lohan also publicly urged Weinstein’s wife to support him through the difficult time ahead.
Yet no supporter of Weinstein was as bold and blatantly offensive as fashion designer Donna Karan, who has issued some shocking and outrageous statements in recent interviews. Karan (68) speaks highly of Weinstein, calling him “wonderful.” Likewise, she goes as far as to blame the victims for Weinstein’s conduct, stating that they were “asking for it” by the way they presented themselves through the clothes they wore.