The creator of US drama Mad Men has been accused of sexual harassment by a former writer on the show.

Kater Gordon, who won an Emmy for co-writing an episode with Weiner, told The Information how the two were working late one night at the office, when Weiner allegedly told her she owed it to him to let him see me naked.

A spokesperson for the showrunner has responded to the accusation by saying he does not remember making the comment and that it does not reflect the way he deals with colleagues.

Mr Weiner spent eight to ten hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who started on Mad Men as his writers assistant, the statement reads.

He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague, it adds.

During the nine years he was showrunner on Mad Men, Mr Weiner had a predominantly female driven writers room. He has long believed in and implemented an egalitarian working environment including the highest levels of production and writing based on mutual respect for all.

In the interview, Gordon says she froze when Weiner allegedly made the proposal, and continued with her work.

The pair finished writing the episode and she says nothing else happened.

After that, Gordon says she lost respect for the showrunner, and claims that changed the work environment and made her subdued.

Weiner asked her to write another two episodes afterwards, but eventually fired her and allegedly told her she had fallen short of expectations.

He told me I was terrible at everything, from my work in the writers room to on set, she said.

Weiner is just the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment, in an industry-wide scandal which began with the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.

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