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Fashion designer Donna Karan blames Weinstein’s victims for the way they dress

(Photo Credit: JStone/shutterstock) NEW YORK – JANUARY 31: Donna Karan attends the premiere of “Side Effects” at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on January 31, 2013 in New York City.

Donna Karan is into victim shaming. A reporter interviewed her on the red carpet at the CinéFashion Film Awards on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. The super popular fashion designer told that “we have to look at ourselves.” That soundbite alone had to be enough to send Rose McGowan, a former accuser, into a tailspin. She went in and let Karan have it.

On social media, McGowan scowls, “You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble…”

And there was more:

Here’s what Karan said during the interview in its entirety: “I think we have to look at ourselves. Obviously, the treatment of women all over the world is something that has always had to be identified. Certainly in the country of Haiti where I work, in Africa, in the developing world, it’s been a hard time for women.

“To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?

“And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?”



  1. r ringer on October 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Those are the exact questions women ask themselves which allow predators to get away with their degradation of them. To even suggest that somehow the woman’s appearance should bring about her demise is so offensive to the issues of sexual abuse. No one has a right to put their hands on you regardless of the circumstances. Regardless of position, power, or economic status keep your hands to yourself. Stop justifying harmful behavior by blaming the victim.

  2. Marsha Goings on November 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    REALLY??? NO!!! This man is not five, he understands the word “NO”. And what, Donna is going to say women asked for it by how they DRESS?? IN HOLLYWOOD??!! For real?! Maybe they were wearing some of her clothing! What a freaking hypocrite!!