Mayim Bialik discusses Weinstein comments after backlash

Monday, October 16, 2017 04:59PM
Mayim Bialik discusses Weinstein comments after backlash: Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4pm on October 16, 2017.


NEW YORK - Actress Mayim Bialik has clarified her comments on the sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein after an opinion piece she wrote drew accusations of victim blaming.

Bialik wrote in a New York Times piece published Friday that she makes choices to be "self-protecting and wise" like dressing modestly and not acting flirtatiously.

She later added that nothing "excuses men for assaulting or abusing women" and women should be able to wear and act however they want.

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Bialik responded to social media criticism in a Facebook interview with the Times on Monday.

She says women can't avoid being "the victim of assault by what you wear or the way you behave." She adds that she regrets that the piece "became what it became."

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