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October 10th, 2017
After mounting pressure from fellow hypocrite Democrats, Hillary Clinton finally broke her silence about sexual assault allegations leveled against film producer and Democratic mega-donor Harvey Weinstein, saying his alleged behavior “cannot be tolerated.”
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” the former Democratic presidential nominee said in a statement posted to Twitter by her former campaign spokesman Nick Merrill, which her account retweeted.
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“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,” Clinton said.
Clinton had come under pressure in recent days to respond to the allegations against Weinstein, who had donated to her and other prominent Democratic politicians reported The Hill.
Last week The New York Times published a story about sexual assault accusations against Weinstein stretching back decades.
The New Yorker and Times each published additional accounts on Tuesday from women accusing Weinstein of sexual assault, and three women who spoke to The New Yorker accused Weinstein of rape.
Weinstein was a longtime fundraiser for Democratics, including Clinton and former President Barack Obama who no doubt knew of his behavior.
Between 1990-2016, the film producer bundled more than $1.4 million for Clinton’s campaigns and political action committees, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
In May 2015, Weinstein personally donated $2,700 – the maximum amount possible for individuals – to Clinton’s campaign and contributed another $2,700 in November 2016, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. He also donated more than $33,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016.
A former campaign manager for Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid said it was “disappointing” that Clinton had not spoken out against Weinstein, although given her husband’s long history of rape and sexual assault, it is surprising anyone was disappointed.
“As long as I have known her, she really has walked the walk and talked the talk on this,” Patti Solis Doyle said on CNN, conveniently discarding Bill Clinton’s long history of sexual deviancy.
“I know her heart is in the right place. So personally it is, it is disappointing that she hasn’t come out and condemned Harvey Weinstein,” she added.
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