Hillary Clinton gave her assurance on Wednesday that she will donate the money Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns after he was charged with multiple sexual assault allegations by prominent actors including the likes of Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Judith Godreche. The former US Secretary of State in her interview with CNN said that she was ‘sick’ and ‘shocked’ when she acknowledged the allegations which was first surfaced in the media  through a report report by The New York Times which was followed by a detailed report The New Yorker.

Clinton said that she was shocked when the news about the powerful media mogul broke and said it was something that was just intolerable in every way.”I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way,” She was quoted as saying. “And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past,” she added. Throughout Clinton’s illustrious political career, Weinstein has been a helping hand as he was her top Democratic donor. As per sources, the troubled Hollywood director helped her raise around $1.5 million dollars for the party through donations.

When asked about the donations, Clinton said that returning the money that was used in the campaign won’t be possible but she would definitely like to donate it to charity. Hillary revealed that she will follow the lead of her former colleagues. “What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that,” she said.

Albeit Hollywood fraternity was very much close to Weinstein were aware of his wrongdoings and his atrocious behavior, Clinton said that she had no about how Weinstein used to act in private. “I certainly didn’t, and I don’t know who did,” she told CNN. “But I can only speak for myself, and I think to speak for many others who knew him primarily through politics,” Hillary added.

First Published | 12 October 2017 9:53 AM
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