Karan caused a storm when she told a reporter at the CineFashion Film Awards in Beverly Hills that women "have to look at ourselves," and that Weinstein's alleged victims may have been "asking for it."
"How do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?" she asked rhetorically during a red carpet interview on Sunday with the Daily Mail.
"What are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?"
Donna Karan you are a DEPLORABLE Aiding and abetting is a moral crime. You are scum in a fancy dress pic.twitter.com/Vze7lnpdvj— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) 10 октября 2017 г.
The newspaper alleged that Weinstein, who produced a string of Hollywood blockbusters such as Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction and the English Patient, had paid off accusers of sexual harassment over a period of three decades.
To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) 8 октября 2017 г.
If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It's an epidemic.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) 9 октября 2017 г.
Since the scandal emerged, Weinstein has been fired by the Weinstein Company's board. He has issued an apology for his behavior and said he is seeking therapy.
Dench, who worked with Weinstein on Shakespeare in Love, called the allegations "horrifying" and offered "wholehearted support to those who have spoken out." The British actress once joked that she had got a tattoo of Weinstein on her bottom as a sign of gratitude to Weinstein.
Streep said she was "appalled" by the "disgraceful news" and described the women who eventually told their stories to the New York Times as "heroes."
1. Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so.— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) 9 октября 2017 г.
A key figure in the US entertainment industry, Weinstein is also an influential donor for the Democratic Party. Since 2000, Weinstein has personally donated almost $1 million and raised $1.4 million in "bundler" donations to the party from his friends and associates. He hosted two fundraisers for Hillary Clinton last year.
Earlier this year, he employed Malia Obama, the daughter of former US President Barack Obama, as an intern. Both Obama and Clinton have so far declined to comment on the scandal. Some Democratic politicians such as Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer have publicly re-gifted money they received from Weinstein to women's charities.