‘Asking for It’: Donna Karan Apologizes for Her Comments on Harvey Weinstein

Donna Karan is apologizing for her response to allegations about Harvey Weinstein, calling her remarks “inappropriate.”

When asked last week about Weinstein’s history of sexual assault and harassment allegations, the fashion designer stunned people by saying, “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.”

Karan has given a full apology in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily.

“It was inappropriate and I just went off,” she told WWD. “I was exhausted, I was tired and — [when] it came back to me, I was shocked that I even said this myself.”

While sitting in for Glenn on today’s show, Pat and Jeffy talked about Karan’s latest remarks and compared them with her offensive comments from last week. Was she sincere in her apology or just concerned about her clothing brand?

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PAT GRAY: Donna Karan is also trying to make up for what she said in the midst of all of this Weinstein stuff.

JEFFY: Good luck.

PAT: Which was, eh, women are asking for it. Look how they're dressed.

So you can imagine people did not appreciate that, especially women didn't appreciate it. I didn't appreciate it. It was so stupid.

JEFFY: Yes. She knows better. Maybe she doesn't. But, I mean, she should know better.

PAT: Yesterday, she said she's apologetic from the bottom of her heart.

JEFFY: I bet she is.

PAT: She's embarrassed about the stupid remark that she made. Yeah, it's probably hurting her business, which I think she sold to some other company, right?

JEFFY: Yeah, she wasn't -- yeah, I don't think she's actually been running Donna Karan for a while. But it's still her name. And, man, that's worth a lot.

PAT: Yeah. Oh, yeah. She said initially, how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it? You know, by presenting all the sensibility and all the sexuality? It's not Harvey Weinstein. You look at everything all over the world today. Look at how women are dressing. What they're asking by just presenting themselves the way they do, what are they asking for? Trouble.

It's amazing.


PAT: So now she's saying, I made a horrible mistake. I regret it from the bottom of my heart. This is never who I am as a woman.

That's not exactly true. Because it was how you were as a woman just last week.

And then it affected your business. And so now you don't want it to be who you are.

JEFFY: Right. So she's going to apologize from the bottom of her business, I mean, heart. But she -- apparently in 2015, she announced that she would be stepping down as head of her company so that she could focus on her lifestyle brand, Urban Zen.

PAT: Oh, okay. Well, good. Good luck with that. So her brand could be affected by this.

JEFFY: Urban Zen and the Donna Karan line. Have a nice day.

PAT: Because, I mean, when you listen to the way she said what she did was pretty amazing too. Here's a reminder.

DONNA: 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?

PAT: There you go. Now, does that sound like the way she said, she never acted before as a woman? Because she seemed pretty comfortable with those comments at the time.

JEFFY: Yes, she did.

PAT: Of course, she regrets it now.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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