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Donna Karan Regrets Saying Harvey Weinstein's Victims Were 'Asking For It'

Donna Karan, Harvey Weinstein
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"I am really, really apologetic."

As more and more women come forward adding to pages to the chronicle that has become Harvey Weinstein's substantial history of sexual harassment and abuse, notable names are weighing in, and some are regretting it.

Designer Donna Karan is among those backtracking on comments she made as news on Weinstein broke. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Karan essentially victim-blamed the women involved, saying the way women "present [themselves]" can be inferred as them "asking for it." Yes, people are actually still blaming women for weak men being unable to handle rejection or disinterest.

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In a new interview with WWD, it seems Karan has found her conscience (and the will to do damage control), saying that her initial reaction doesn't reflect her true feelings. "It was not what I meant. I [so regret] that that came out of my mouth," she said. "I am really, really apologetic. I have been dressing women for 40 years and I show their sensuality, I have done it in my advertising campaign, I have shown it as a mother, as a grandmother, as a woman, [I've shown her legs and hosiery and her bras and her fragrance. And I have always had men and women together."

Unfortunately for Karan, people in the digital age are ready to pounce at any moment, and the designer was lambasted on Twitter following her remarks. She even made it into John Oliver's brief overview of the situation, horrendous comments fully on display. Watch, below, and read the full WWD article, here.

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