On Monday, Bialik addressed the criticism in a Facebook Live interview for the Times. "There is no way to avoid being a victim of assault by what you wear or the way you behave," she said, adding that her remarks were only in reference to the "culture of Hollywood" that she's personally experienced. "I was not speaking about assault and rape in general."
Bialik attempted to further clarify her comments, noting that her choice to dress modestly is just that: her choice, and oftentimes goes against "the way women are encouraged to present themselves" in entertainment.
"I feel protected in my industry more when I keep parts of myself private," she said. "It gives a feeling of comfort and a layer of protection, but it does not make you immune to assault."