Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein spoke publicly this week for the first time since he was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting multiple women – including several big-name actresses.

He made those brief comments to photographers outside his daughter’s Los Angeles home.

More than two dozen women have made allegations against him spanning decades – assertions Weinstein has denied.

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, the founder and director of the child and family center at Lowry, joined us on 9NEWS at 4 p.m.

She has a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed professional counselor.

Ziegler offered her take on the allegations and offered an explanation for why women didn’t come forward sooner.