Fashion designer Donna Karan has defended movie producer Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual harassment.
The New Yorker prompted outrage when she instructed the alleged victims have been in charge for his or her selection of clothes.
Karan spoke out after Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Firm following an explosive New York Instances article detailing harassment over the previous couple of many years.
The 69-year-previous advised the Daily Mail: "I additionally suppose how will we show ourselves? How will we current ourselves as ladies? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all of the sensuality and all of the sexuality.
"You take a look at every part everywhere in the world at this time and how ladies are dressing and what they're asking by simply presenting themselves the way in which they do. What are they asking for? Bother."
Karan, who's pals with Weinstein and his spouse, vogue designer Georgina Chapman, praised the couple as "fantastic folks".
The designer later issued an announcement saying her feedback had been "taken out of context".
She stated: "Whereas answering a query on the crimson carpet I made an announcement that sadly will not be consultant of how I really feel or what I imagine....
"My statements have been taken out of context and don't characterize how I really feel concerning the present scenario regarding Harvey Weinstein."