Jason Momoa's Tasteless 'Game Of Thrones' Rape Joke Resurfaces Amid Weinstein Scandal

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As the internet continues to reel from the explosive allegations about Harvey Weinstein's routine sexual harassment, abuse and predation of women, other instances of Hollywood's permissive attitude towards inappropriate sexual behavior are coming out of the woodwork.

Ben Affleck, who will star with Momoa in the upcoming Justice League film, has also been forced to admit he "acted inappropriately" and apologised to One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton after she spoke of a 2003 incident in which he groped her on live TV.

The video, taken from a San Diego Comic Con panel in 2011, shows Momoa joking that he loved his role as Khal Drogo on the HBO series because he got to "rape attractive women".

After the video surfaced on Twitter, fans of Mamoa and of "Game of Thrones" immediately went nuclear. I've had the best group of women in my life-and if the law didn't take care of them, what would you do?

"But as far as sci-fi/fantasy, I love that genre".

To be fair, Momoa's 6-year-old comment may not reflect his thoughts today, but it does not appear he ever apologized for or released a statement on his joke. All acknowledged it was likely a joke, with some dismissing it as such but others saying it wasn't amusing and was an example of part of the problem.

Momoa elaborated on the comments in an interview with the New York Post.

Although several cast members covered their faces in embarrassment, that "rape lovely women" comment was greeted by a huge laugh break from the audience. Momoa, after looking at the reactions of his fellow cast members, covers his face with his blazer as he asks for the next question.

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