Last week The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik published an opinion piece about what it's like being a 'feminist woman' in Hollywood, following the scandal surrounding accused serial sex predator Harvey Weinstein.
However her piece in The New York Times was met with a huge backlash when critics suggested the actress advocated victim shaming.
Now Mayim has responded, saying that message was 'absolutely' not her 'intention.'
"It has become clear to me that there are people who think I implied or overtly stated that you can be protected from assault by the clothing that you wear or the behaviour that you exhibit," she said in a Facebook Live video. "That is absolutely not what my intention was."
The 41-year-old went on to stress 'there is no way to avoid being the victim of assault by what you wear or the way you behave' and that she felt a deep 'regret' over what her article had become.
"I was trying to speak about a very specific experience I had, in a very specific industry," she continued. "The only people who are responsible for their behaviour in assault is the predators who are committing those horrendous acts."
Mayim's original had caused uproar on social media by commentators who believed she wasn't focused on the 'victims' and slammed her for suggesting being 'unattractive' had 'protected' her in Hollywood.
Mayim Bialik used the Weinstein situation & her own platform to talk about herself. Barely mentioned those affected by Weinstein’s actions.— Venkayla Haynes (@VenkaylaHaynes) October 15, 2017
“I dress modestly. I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy.” OK sis good for you, that still doesn’t stop sexual assault. @missmayim— Venkayla Haynes (@VenkaylaHaynes) October 15, 2017
Someone tell mayim bialik you don't have to be hot to get sexually assaulted— Kath Barbadoro 🍁🍂 (@kathbarbadoro) October 14, 2017
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski also called Mayim out on the piece, saying, 'This isn't feminism.'
Leading movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been the centre of a huge scandal after the lid was lifted in an exposé on 30 years of alleged abuse against women in the industry.