Whether you recognize her from her work as a writer and producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for her work on Mad Men, or for her work on UnREAL, the fact that Marti Noxon is supporting Matthew Weiner's alleged victim is something to take note of.In a lengthy series of tweets, Noxon claimed that Weiner was an "emotional terrorist" who created an atmosphere where everyone was reportedly "off guard and unsure." (Bustle has reached out to Weiner's agent and attorney about the statement, but did not receive an immediate response.)
On Nov. 9, Mad Men creator Weiner was accused of sexual harassment by writer Kater Gordon, who claimed that the creator said late one night that she "owed" it to him to get to see her naked. In response to the accusations, Weiner's spokesperson issued the following statement:
On Tuesday, Noxon responded to Gordon's story by tweeting, "I believe her. I was at work with her the day after what she described transpired. I remember clearly how shaken and subdued Kater was — and continued to be from that day on."
According to The Information, who originally reported Gordon's allegations, the writer claimed that the reason she has no credits after her 2008 work on Mad Men was because her "confidence was crushed" by the alleged incident with Weiner and that she felt “threatened and devalued.” In her own statement, Noxon makes the clear claim that she witnessed the after effects of the alleged incident, even if she didn't witness the alleged incident itself.
Her full statement reads:
In the past, Noxon has spoken of Weiner's exacting standards on the set of Mad Men, telling Vulture in June 2017 that "On the one hand, it was like boot camp, going back to the basics of good writing... On the other hand, Matt wasn’t happy, hardly ever, about anything the writers did." The fact that she has chosen to stand in solidarity with the alleged victim right now says volumes.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org.