Mad Men writer ac­cuses show cre­ator

Toronto Star - - NEWS - KATE FELD­MAN

Mad Men writer Kater Gordon claimed Thurs­day that show cre­ator Matthew Weiner sex­u­ally ha­rassed her.

Gordon, who be­gan as Weiner’s per­sonal as­sis­tant be­fore mov­ing up the ranks and even­tu­ally win­ning a 2009 Emmy for Out­stand­ing Writ­ing for a Drama Se­ries for “Med­i­ta­tions In An Emer­gency,” told the In­for­ma­tion that Weiner told her that he was en­ti­tled to see her nude.

She “froze and tried to brush (the com­ments) off,” she said. Con­fronting him would “end her ca­reer” and do­ing noth­ing would “make it im­pos­si­ble to work with him.”

“Mr. Weiner spent eight to 10 hours a day writ­ing di­a­logue aloud with Miss Gordon . . . He does not re­mem­ber say­ing this com­ment nor does it re­flect a com­ment he would say to any col­league,” a rep said.

Matthew Weiner, cre­ator of Mad Men, al­legedly sex­u­ally ha­rassed Kater Gordon.

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