The Obamas have denounced Harvey Weinstein.
“Michelle and I’ve been disgusted by the latest studies about Harvey Weinstein,” former President Barack Obama wrote in an announcement.
“Any man who demeans and degrades ladies in such vogue must be condemned and held accountable, no matter wealth or standing. We must always rejoice the braveness of girls who’ve come ahead to inform these painful tales. And all of us have to construct a tradition — together with by empowering our ladies and instructing our boys decency and respect — so we are able to make such conduct much less prevalent sooner or later.”
It isn’t clear what “held accountable” means on this case. The highly effective Hollywood producer was ousted from the Weinstein Firm, however is not presently going through prison prices for allegedly sexually harassing a number of ladies, a few of whom have accused him of rape, as detailed in Tuesday morning’s New Yorker story. Weinstein has denied allegations of nonconsensual intercourse by way of a spokesperson.
Obama attended three fundraisers hosted by Weinstein throughout his time within the White Home, in accordance with CBS News. Weinstein is called a significant Democratic fundraiser.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Hillary Clinton, who additionally attended a number of fundraisers hosted by Weinstein, said in a statement that she was “shocked and appalled” by the allegations.