Gordon, who was fired from the show after the third season, says Weiner made an inappropriate sexually charged comment to her.
On November 9, former Mad Men staff writer Kater Gordon accused the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, of sexual harassment, alleging that he made a sexually charged remark to her that made her feel “threatened and devalued.” Gordon’s allegation was first reported by the website the Information.
Gordon told the Information that while working late one night together, Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked. Gordon, who worked as Weiner’s personal assistant and then writing assistant before joining the show’s writing staff, won an Emmy for her work with Weiner on the show’s second season episode “Meditations in an Emergency.” She was let go from the writing staff a year later.
At the time, her departure from the show sparked speculation in industry circles as well as at Deadline, which reported that a source said there was nothing illicit in Gordon and Weiner’s relationship.
Gordon told the Information that Weiner’s remark shook her confidence, but she didn’t tell anyone at the time for fear of losing her job. “I had the Emmy, but instead of being able to use that as a launch pad for the rest of my career, it became an anchor because I felt I had to answer to speculative stories in the press,” she said. “I eventually walked away instead of fighting back.”
Gordon has not worked in television since leaving Mad Men, and has launched a nonprofit organization aimed at educating women and helping them deal with sexual harassment. Read More Here