JUST IN: Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that she will donate the money Harvey Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns.
The two-time failed candidate made the announcement amid criticism that she took five days to comment on the wrong-doings of Weinstein, who was accused by multiple women of sexually assault, harassment and rape.
Clinton told CNN she was “sick” and “shocked” when she heard about the allegations.
“I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way,” she said. “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.”
“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. “I give 10% of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no — there’s no doubt about it.”
Clinton said she had no idea that Weinstein acted that way in private, despite some in Hollywood saying that people close to him had known.
Weinstein was fired by his own company over the weekend. Today, he visited his daughter in California. The police were called to the house after Weinstein and his daughter got into a heated argument.
READ MORE ON CNN. Watch video clip of Hillary below:
"I was just sick. I was shocked. I was appalled": Hillary Clinton describes learning of Harvey Weinstein allegations https://t.co/WVC4WZLdHu
— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2017
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