Without Addressing His Political Donations, Hillary Clinton Says She's "Appalled" By Weinstein Allegations
In a statement released five days after news broke approximately sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the film producer and one of her longtime donors and fundraisers, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations.”
“The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior,” read the statement, released in a tweet by press secretary Nick Merrill.
final Thursday, a unique York Times report detailed multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. On Sunday, he was fired from the company he co-founded, the Weinstein Company. By Tuesday afternoon, shortly before Merrill’s tweet, unique investigations in the unique Yorker and unique York Times related more stories of more unwanted advances, including forced oral and vaginal intercourse.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate rushed final week to sentence Weinstein and donate any contributions received from the film executive to charities.
The Clintons, who occupy taken thousands of dollars from Weinstein since at least the 1990s, including more than $35,000 in final year’s presidential campaign, occupy made no such commitment — nor has former president Barack Obama, who also benefited from Weinstein’s fundraising and donations.
Asked approximately donating the 2016 campaign contributions, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, told CNN on Tuesday, “The campaign is over.”
Obama has yet to speak approximately the allegations against Weinstein.