The Obamas and Hillary Clinton denounce Harvey Weinstein in sexual harassment scandal

The Obamas and Hillary Clinton denounce Harvey Weinstein in sexual harassment scandal

The 65-year-old producer was a prominent donor of the Democratic Party

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

As the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein grows, the list of people condemning the film producer has reached the highest echelons of the US political scene.

Barack and Michele Obama have blasted Weinstein's alleged behaviour, saying any man who was demeaning or degrading to women had to be held accountable for their actions, regardless of wealth or status. 

Hillary Clinton has also blasted the reports over the 65-year-old film mogul's alleged conduct, saying she was "shocked and appalled" by it. 

The former Democratic presidential candidate said that women with the "courage" to come forward and tell their stories should be celebrated.

The US Center for Responsive Politics has said Weinstein gave more than $1.4 million (£1 million) over 26 years to varying political parties, with the majority being received by the Democrats - the party represented by both Clinton and Obama.

A number of high-profile actors have also spoken in support of the victims of the alleged behaviour, while others like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have made claims against Weinstein.

The producer recently apologised for his behaviour publicly, and denied the allegations of rape which have surfaced. 

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