SHE SPEAKS – FINALLY! Hillary Says Just Three Lines On Harvey Weinstein Allegations, Releases Statement Through Aide!
Hillary Clinton has finally broken her silence on the sexual harassment allegations surrounding disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Despite being on a promotional tour for her new book, “What Happened,” it appears the failed presidential candidate isn’t very chatty on the subject. Clinton released a statement which contained less than 40 words — 38 to be exact. Just three lines!
Clinton aide Nick Merrill tweeted the statement on Tuesday. Hillary didn’t even personally release the statement — rather chose to do so through an aide!
Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: pic.twitter.com/L1l2wl9l0I
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
I admire Hillary Clinton's courage to have her press sec. tweet that out instead of herself.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 10, 2017
“I admire Hillary Clinton’s courage to have her press sec. tweet that out instead of herself,” mocks Fox News’ Stephen Miller.
CBS News has more:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 10, 2017
Weinstein threw a fundraiser for Clinton back in June.
Page Six reports
Weinstein and his designer wife, Georgina Chapman, are planning a dinner and conversation with Clinton at their Manhattan home to benefit the Hillary Victory Fund.
We’re told the event will be for around 50. Weinstein has hosted fundraisers at his townhouse, as well as his home in Connecticut, for President Obama in 2011, ’12 and ’13.
How much did the fundraiser net for Clinton? $1.8 million.
Something in the neighborhood of $1.8 million was raised at Harvey Weinstein’s star-packed fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in New York City Monday night, sources tell Deadline. The event for 50 or so Clinton supporters at Weinstein’s Manhattan home drew some major Hollywood names, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Candice Bergen, Bethenny Frankel and designers Vera Wang and Tory Burch.
In the following month, Weinstein threw a concert for Clinton at the St. James Theatre.
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Hosted by Billy Crystal, the Oct. 17 evening at the St. James Theatre will include performances and appearances by Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily Blunt, Angela Bassett, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Mirren and more.
Broadway is bulking up for Hillary Clinton.
Stephen Schwartz, Harvey Weinstein, Jordan Roth, Richie Jackson and Anna Wintour are producing a star-studded fundraiser concert in support of the Democratic presidential candidate. The show will be livestreamed on Clinton’s website as well as her campaign’s YouTube and Facebook pages
Here’s Weinstein on MSNBC telling Morning Joe why he’s supporting Hillary Clinton for president on April 19th.
Back in 2014, Weinstein defended Clinton against her handling of Benghazi, calling it “complete bullshit.”
Weinstein, who has become close to the Obamas, also defended Hillary Clinton, saying it is “complete bullshit” for some conservatives to blame her for the Benghazi embassy attack. (At the same time, he added he is on friendly terms with Fox News chief Roger Ailes.)
Mr. Weinstein has also donated at least $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, reports the Washington Times.
As The Hollywood Reporter says, the news puts the Clintons and Obamas in a “tough spot.”
Weinstein was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton’s recent presidential run, and donated to her political campaigns about 10 times between 1999 and 2016, according to a review of campaign finance records.
Weinstein’s donations to Clinton over the years total more than $20,000, and span from her successful campaign for U.S. Senate in New York in 2000 to her unsuccessful presidential campaigns of 2007 and 2016. He also donated to her husband’s presidential campaigns in the 1990’s.
More broadly, Weinstein has donated generously to Democratic political candidates, national party campaign committees and state Democratic Party operations over the last few decades. Last year, he also gave $10,000 to a political action committee associated with the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.
In a shocking report set to rock Hollywood, the New York Times released devastating details of sexual harassment accusations against liberal Hollywood producer and mega Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein. According to the report, Weinstein has settled a whopping eight times over such allegations.
New York Times reports:
Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview.
In 2014, Mr. Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee, to the same hotel and made another offer: If she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career, according to accounts she provided to colleagues who sent them to Weinstein Company executives. The following year, once again at the Peninsula, a female assistant said Mr. Weinstein badgered her into giving him a massage while he was naked, leaving her “crying and very distraught,” wrote a colleague, Lauren O’Connor, in a searing memo asserting sexual harassment and other misconduct by their boss.
An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Weinstein responded to the devastating report says, ““I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”
“I am a 28 year old woman trying to make a living and a career. Harvey Weinstein is a 64 year old, world famous man and this is his company. The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10. — From Lauren O’Connor‘s memo”
O’Connor was a female assistance at the Weinstein Company.
Click here to read the complete report.
In another bombshell, Weinstein is caught on tape admitting he groped a woman’s breast. The New Yorker is now reporting three women are accusing him of rape.
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From The New Yorker:
Three women––among them Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans—told me that Weinstein raped them, allegations that include Weinstein forcibly performing or receiving oral sex and forcing vaginal sex. Four women said that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault. In an audio recording captured during a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015 and made public here for the first time, Weinstein admits to groping a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, describing it as behavior he is “used to.” Four of the women I interviewed cited encounters in which Weinstein exposed himself or masturbated in front of them.
Sixteen former and current executives and assistants at Weinstein’s companies told me that they witnessed or had knowledge of unwanted sexual advances and touching at events associated with Weinstein’s films and in the workplace. They and others describe a pattern of professional meetings that were little more than thin pretexts for sexual advances on young actresses and models. All sixteen said that the behavior was widely known within both Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
Click here to read The New Yorker’s full report.