Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations

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"The behavior described by women coming forward can not be tolerated", Clinton said.

"I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein", Clinton said in a statement, tweeted out by former campaign communications director Nick Merrill. Weinstein was sacked Sunday from the Weinstein Co.

Her statement made no mention of the donations. Weinstein donated $46, 350 to Clinton during her run for president He also gave approximately $100,0001 to $250, 000 to the Clinton Foundation through June 2017, reported Fox News. "I've known Harvey Weinstein for a long time", he told reporters.

Clinton spoke in California Monday night as part of her book tour and did not address the allegations, nor was she asked about them during the 90-minute event.

"Dunham, who claimed she "heard rumors" about Weinstein, still performed at a Weinstein benefit for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the fall of 2016 since she wanted "so desperately to support" her candidate", wrote Dunham.

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Prior to Tuesday's announcement, longtime Hillary Clinton aides were confused by the former secretary of state's silence on the issue, questioning - in private - why she had not weighed in at all. Already, a large number of prominent Democrats have, donating the equivalent in contributions from Weinstein to charity.

CRP's OpenSecrets website shows Weinstein was a bundler for Obama as well, and the Hollywood giant visited the White House on several occasions during Obama's tenure.

There has been no comment from Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton, who condemned Donald Trump for boasting of sexual assault on the "Access Hollywood" tape.

Doyle said Clinton's silence is "personally" disappointing given that Clinton allowed her "the ability to bring my little 3-month-old baby to work when I needed to", and was able to have a crib in her office at work.

Shortly after the statement by Clinton was published, Cillizza's article was with an apparently unimpressed headline, referencing the blandness of Clinton's statement: "It took Hillary Clinton five days to issue this statement about Harvey Weinstein".

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