Mayim Bialik apologising over sexual harassment article

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik is officially apologising for comments she made in an article about the sex abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
The actress wrote a New York Times article, titled Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World, on Friday (13Oct17) after more than 30 women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Weinstein.
In the piece, Bialik wrote about her strong feminist stance and appeared to suggest she is “overlooked” in sexual harassment situations because she does not adhere to the classic standard of beauty in Hollywood.
The 41-year-old also explained she makes choices she finds to be “self-protecting and wise” to avoid any inappropriate situations.
After the article was published, many people including Patricia Arquette, took to social media and accused Bialik of victim blaming. However, she insisted her words were taken out of context and she would never “blame a woman for her assault based on her clothing or behavior.”
Mayim has now officially apologised for her remarks.
“Let me say clearly and explicitly that I am very sorry,” she wrote on Instagram on Wednesday (18Oct17). “What you wear and how you behave does not provide any protection against assault, nor does the way you dress or act in any way make you responsible for being assaulted; you are never responsible for being assaulted.
“I applaud the bravery of the women who have come forward. I support these women as we seek out and demand accountability from the only ones responsible for assault and rape: the people who perpetrate these heinous crimes. I am motivated and driven to work hard to empower women.”
“I am truly sorry for causing so much pain, and I hope you can all forgive me,” she concluded.

by WENN

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