Hillary Clinton Finally Spoke Out Against Longtime Donor Harvey Weinstein

Hillary Clinton Finally Spoke Out Against Longtime Donor Harvey Weinstein

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Mondavi Center Monday at UC Davis as part of her nationwide book tour.

"I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior".

Clinton was the beneficiary of more than $26,000 in contributions from Weinstein, a major Democratic Party donor, since her initial Senate run in 2000, according to the Federal Election Commission.

In the midst of recent sexual harassment allegations swirling around Harvey Weinstein, actor Nathan Lane recalled his own encounter with the film producer. By Tuesday afternoon, shortly before Merrill's tweet, new investigations in the New Yorker and New York Times related more stories of more unwanted advances, including forced oral and vaginal intercourse.

"I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it", Weinstein said in the initial New York Times report last week.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been outspoken on the issue of sexual assault, also has not appeared to make any public statements about Weinstein since the report came out, and the Biden Foundation did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

The statement comes after growing pressure on the former secretary of state from both left and right-wing figures and media outlets over her silence about the allegations. Three days after the report, Weinstein was sacked by the company he co-founded.

Weinstein has always been a Clinton donor with ties to the political family.

Despite Dunham being a strong supporter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and denouncing Weinstein's actions, Clinton herself has yet to speak out about the actions of Harvey Weinstein.

Several Democrats announced their intention to return donations received from Weinstein or donate them to charity in the wake of the Times report. As for Obama and his post-White House team, however, no official statement or comment has yet to be publicized.

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