Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Hillary Clinton Finally Spoke Out Against Longtime Donor Harvey Weinstein

Hillary Clinton Finally Spoke Out Against Longtime Donor Harvey Weinstein

On Sunday, he was sacked from the company he co-founded, the Weinstein Company.

She said in a statement on Tuesday that she was shocked and appalled.

"The behavior described by women coming forward can not be tolerated", Clinton said. "Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior", Clinton said in a statement.

Weinstein was a big Democratic fundraiser, and gave money to both Clinton and Barack Obama (though Clinton's statement does not mention the donations or whether she will be giving them away).

He has also given at least $100,001 to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary Clinton spoke for 90 minutes last night in California.

Many Democratic office holders were quick to repudiate disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein following a bombshell report detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment.

"They're just unacceptable", said Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton's running mate in last year's presidential election.

In a clip from the interview, Clinton tells host Sarah Ferguson she believes Trump is the most risky president in US history and that the whole world should be concerned.

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Bill Clinton has been plagued by allegations of sexual harassment and assault throughout his own political career.

Kaine wouldn't specifically say whether Clinton herself should speak out against the allegations, saying only, "Any leader should condemn this".

Some Republicans have seized on the Weinstein report and his ties to the Democratic Party.

Camerota noted that Weinstein donated more than $30,000 to the Clinton campaign.

Weinstein raised $1.44 million for Clinton campaigns between 1990 and 2016, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Prior to Tuesday's announcement, longtime Hillary Clinton aides were confused by the former secretary of state's silence on the issue, questioning - in private - why she had not weighed in at all.

Clinton's statement comes almost a week after The New York Times posted an explosive expose that chronicles decades of harassment Harvey Weinstein allegedly committed against actresses and other female employees.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein told the newspaper that any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by him and that there was never any retaliation.

Doyle said what Weinstein did was "repulsive, diabolical, awful".

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