'The Big Bang Theory' Actress Mayim Bialik Responds to Backlash Over Harvey Weinstein Op-Ed - NECN

'The Big Bang Theory' Actress Mayim Bialik Responds to Backlash Over Harvey Weinstein Op-Ed

Some took Bialik's piece to in effect be blaming the female victims who were harassed

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    Seth Meyers turns it over to the women writers of "Late Night," who respond to the claims of sexual harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017)

    "The Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik found herself defending comments she wrote in a recent New York Times opinion piece relating to Harvey Weinstein. In the op-ed Bialik wrote of how she largely escaped the harrowing encounters so many of her fellow peers endured because she dressed conservatively and acted non-flirtatiously around men. 

    "I still make choices every day as a 41-year-old actress that I think of as self-protecting and wise,” she wrote. "I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with. I dress modestly. I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy."

    Some, including Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette, took her piece to in effect be blaming the female victims who were harassed.

    Bialik said her words were taken out of context.