Hillary Clinton Condemns Harvey Weinstein Revelations Five Days After Report
Hillary Clinton condemned revelations about Hollywood legend Harvey Weinstein, who was disgraced last week following a string of sexual misconduct allegations.
The former secretary of state's first comment on the scandal since the report broke five days ago comes hours after three more women accused Weinstein of raping them.
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— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
"The silence is deafening," host Jon Scott said Tuesday shortly before Clinton broke her silence.
Last week, the founder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company was accused by actresses, models, assistants (some of whom worked for him), and even a journalist of unwanted sexual advances and assault over the past few decades.
According to his company, Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women accusing him of sexually harassing them.
The Hollywood producer, 65, whose movies have received more than 300 Oscar nominations, was a prominent Democratic donor and gave $46,350 to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He also gave between $100,001 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
Weinstein has partially admitted to bad behavior, stating on October 5 that he knows he has to "dig deep" and may even check into "a facility."
"I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.”