Mad Males creator Matthew Weiner is at present on tour, selling his first novel, Heather, The Totality. Impartial of the e-book’s deserves—doubtful as they might be—although, Weiner’s tour is reportedly going fairly poorly in the meanwhile, largely on account of an accusation of sexual harassment that was levied in opposition to him final week.
Based on The Hollywood Reporter, three of Weiner’s 11 stops on the tour have now been outright canceled, after his long-time collaborator Kater Gordon accused him final week of telling her she “owed it to him” to let him see her bare whereas they have been working collectively on Mad Males. (A 12 months after Weiner’s alleged remark, Gordon left the world of TV writing totally.) In the meantime, different occasions on the tour—like one at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR—noticed individuals or moderators drop out, with authentic host and radio character David Naimon telling THR, “As soon as the information broke, I knew I couldn’t do the interview and faux these allegations didn’t exist—not when Weiner’s e-book, like his present, dramatizes sure masculine psychologies inside a bigger local weather of sexism.” Others (i.e., these the place the organizers didn’t take measures to regulate individuals’ questions) have been swamped with queries about Weiner’s habits, all of which have been met with flat denials that he ever made the remark in query.
Weiner’s subsequent (and remaining) promotional occasion for Heather, The Totality is scheduled for tomorrow evening. He’ll be siting down in Los Angeles for a dialog along with his good friend and collaborator, Orange Is The New Black’s Jenji Kohan.