The Clinton Foundation has decided to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Hillary Clinton ally and disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is being accused of sexual harassment and rape.
The foundation claims the donations, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000, are already being spent on projects.
Craig Minassian, a spokesman for the foundation, announced the move to keep the money via Twitter. “Suggesting @ClintonFdn return funds from our 330,000+ donors ignores the fact that donations have been used to help people across the world,” Minassian tweeted.
Dozens of Democratic Party politicians, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Cory Booker have promised to donate their contributions from Weinstein to charities focused on women’s rights, following accusations from multiple actresses that have come forward and accused the Hollywood executive of sexual assault and rape.
Hillary Clinton, who has been a close companion of Weinstein’s over the past couple of years, followed similar rhetoric to that of her former colleagues, claiming she was “shocked and appalled” after the sexual harassment allegations were revealed about him. The mogul hosted fundraisers for Clinton in the past and donated more than $46,000 to her recent presidential campaign.
“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 on CNN. “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.”
— Craig Minassian (@MinassianMedia) October 14, 2017
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