Last week, Emmy-winning writer Kater Gordon came forward with a statement against her Mad Men boss Matthew Weiner in an interview with The Informant. She said that the Mad Men showrunner told her she “owed it to him” to let him see her naked. Gordon said she attempted to brush it off, but a year later Weiner fired her, and she eventually left the TV industry altogether. She is currently forming a nonprofit organization to aid sexual harassment victims.
Now Marti Noxon, who was a producer and writer on Mad Men, has come forward with her own statement about Weiner. She posted it on Twitter, in a series of about a dozen tweets. She begins by saying that she believes Gordon, and remembers the day of the alleged incident:
Noxon describes an unhealthy working environment at Mad Men, pointing out that “anyone with an even cursory knowledge of the show Mad Men could imagine that very line coming from the mouth of Pete Campbell.” She describes Weiner as “devilishly clever and witty, but he is also, in the words of one of his colleagues, an ‘emotional terrorist’ who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.” She ends the string by repeating her support for Gordon.
Representatives for Weiner released a statement to The Informant after Gordon’s, saying “He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.” In the meantime, the book tour for his (poorly received, from our reviewer at least) new novel tanked, with three stops cancelled outright. Noxon, who went on after Mad Men to be a creative force behind female-led shows like UnREAL and Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, has her own new series coming out shortly on AMC: Dietland, starring Julianna Margulies.