Clinton and Weinstein in 2012.
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In an announcement launched 5 days after information broke about sexual assault allegations towards Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer and one among her longtime donors and fundraisers, Hillary Clinton stated Tuesday she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations.”
“The habits described by ladies coming ahead can’t be tolerated. Their braveness and the help of others is vital in serving to to cease this type of habits,” learn the assertion, launched in a tweet by press secretary Nick Merrill.
Final Thursday, a New York Instances report detailed a number of allegations of sexual harassment towards Weinstein. On Sunday, he was fired from the corporate he co-founded, the Weinstein Firm. By Tuesday afternoon, shortly earlier than Merrill's tweet, new investigations within the New Yorker and New York Times associated extra tales of extra undesirable advances, together with pressured oral and vaginal intercourse.
Democrats within the U.S. Senate rushed final week to sentence Weinstein and donate any contributions acquired from the film govt to charities.
The Clintons, who’ve taken 1000’s of from Weinstein since a minimum of the 1990s, together with about $39,000 in final 12 months's presidential marketing campaign, have made no such dedication — nor has President Obama, who additionally benefited from Weinstein's fundraising and donations.
Requested about donating the 2016 marketing campaign contributions, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential operating mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, instructed CNN on Tuesday that “the marketing campaign is over.”
Obama has but to talk about the allegations towards Weinstein.