“I Am Truly Sorry”: James Corden Apologises For ‘Insensitive’ Jokes About Harvey Weinstein

He made light of the producer's alleged sexual assault on women in Hollywood.

James Corden has been forced to apologise for comments he made about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault on women in Hollywood. The chat show host had been speaking at at a black-tie charity event in Los Angeles when he made insensitive jokes, causing offence to the victims involved.

A video of the event shows him saying it’s a beautiful night in Hollywood, “so beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage.” This was followed by a groan from the crowd, to which James said, “I don’t know whether that groan was that you liked that joke or you don’t like that joke. If you don’t like that joke you should probably leave now.” He then continued to make jokes about Harvey Weinstein forcing women to watch him take baths.

Two of the women who claim to have been raped by Weinstein, Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, immediately called James out for making light of a serious problem, saying, “Shame on this pig and everyone who grunted with him.”

James later wrote a statement on Twitter to apologise. He began, “To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims.

He added, “I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention.”

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