Big Bang's Mayim Bialik responds to Weinstein backlash

Rebekah Scanlan

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.'

Mayim Bialik hits back at her critics over her Harvey Weinstein piece. Source: Getty

"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.

Accused serial sex predator Weinstein has been the centre of a huge Hollywood scandal. Source: Getty

"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.

The 'unattractive' actress is best known for playing science geek Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory. Source: Getty

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.

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