Words by Jillian Bowe
Legendary fashion designer Donna Karan is apologizing yet again for her remarks surrounding sexual assault allegations against disgraced movie executive Harvey Weinstein.
Earlier this month, Karan was asked on the red carpet at the CinéFashion Film Awards by the Daily Mail her thoughts on the accusations against Weinstein and being ousted from his company. Karan remarked,
“How do we display ourselves, how do we present ourselves as women, what are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality? It’s not Harvey Weinstein. You look at everything all over the world today, you know, and how women are dressing and, you know, what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble.”
Soon afterward actress Rose McGowan who claims Weinstein raped her ripped into Karan and called her “Scum in a fancy dress.” Later Karan insisted her words were taken out of context and told fashion trade Women’s Wear Daily,
“I was exhausted, I was tired and— [when] it came back to me, I was shocked that I even said this myself. Because I was preparing in my mind what I was going to say in the theater. And I just went off on something that I shouldn’t have, and I apologize profusely. I regret it so strongly.”
On Sunday the fashion scion sat down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and apologized for her comments. Karan told Roberts,
“I want to say how sorry I am. What I said is so wrong and not who I am.”
When pushed by Roberts, Karan maintained she, “Made a huge, huge mistake.”
Watch the interview below.