US News Barack and Michelle Obama Say They're 'Disgusted' by Allegations Against Donor Harvey Weinstein

03:21  11 october  2017
03:21  11 october  2017 Source:   Time

Harvey Weinstein responds to sexual harassment claims

  Harvey Weinstein responds to sexual harassment claims Hollywood producer promises to be a "better human being".Yesterday (October 5), the Times reported allegations that Weinstein had quietly settled numerous claims of sexual harassment or unwanted physical contact over the last three decades.

On Tuesday, a number of CNN figures swiftly condemned former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama for their silence thus far on the rape and sexual assault allegations against donor , friend, and filmmaker Harvey Weinstein .

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she was "shocked and appalled" by the revelations about disgraced movie titan Harvey Weinstein , who faces multiple allegations of sexual abu. Weinstein and Chapman also contributed ,000 to President Barack Obama .

Film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein laughs at remarks directed at him by first lady Michelle Obama as she hosts a workshop at the White House for high school students about careers in film in Washington on Nov. 8, 2013. © Kevin Lamarque—Reuters Film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein laughs at remarks directed at him by first lady Michelle Obama as she hosts a workshop at the White House for high school students about careers in film in Washington on Nov. 8, 2013.

Five days after the New York Times report emerged about the decades of sexual harassment allegations levied against Harvey Weinstein, Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement condemning the behavior of the Hollywood mogul and major Democratic donor who had also employed their daughter.

“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,” the former President and First Lady said Tuesday. “We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture – including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect – so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”

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WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton says she was “shocked and appalled” by the revelations about disgraced movie titan Harvey Weinstein , who faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from Weinstein and Chapman also contributed ,000 to President Barack Obama .

The Times reported last Thursday that Weinstein had amassed three decades of sexual harassment allegations, and had reached at least eight settlements with women. More allegations followed on Tuesday: The New Yorker reported that three women claimed Weinstein had raped them, and the Times reported more allegations of harassment, which included testimony from high-profile figures like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

A spokesperson denied “any allegations of non-consensual sex” in response to both reports.

Weinstein, one of the Democratic party’s most high-profile and prominent donors and fundraisers, contributed more than $70,000 to Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, according to FEC documents. He also employed the Obamas’ eldest daughter Malia last year when she took a gap year before entering Harvard University this fall.

Weinstein was terminated from his company following the allegations.

Harvey Weinstein Under LAPD Investigation for Rape After New Accuser Comes Forward .
Harvey Weinstein is under investigation for rape after an Italian model-actress reportedly gave a detailed account of an alleged sexual assault to the Los Angeles Police Department. “Robbery Homicide Div has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein in 2013. Investigation ongoing,” the LAPD tweeted on Thursday.

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