Nick Merrill, the 2016 communications director for twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, has released a statement from the former candidate regarding Harvey Weinstein. The filmmaker, who is experiencing a rapid fall from grace, has now been accused of both sexual assault and rape.
Accusations of sexual harassment were leveled against Weinstein in a piece from The New York Times last week. Many women have come forward to tell about their experiences, including Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie.
An audio tape of Weinstein abusing a woman has been released. You can hear it below.
New information was also been revealed by The New Yorker this week, and accusations of rape are included in an extensive report on interviews with multiple sources.
Clinton previously enjoyed generous campaign contributions from Weinstein, as had other Democratic politicians, including former President Barack Hussein Obama. After many days of silence on the issue, and as pressure from others – including CNN – mounted, Clinton has finally made a statement about Weinstein.
Merrill’s tweet, captioned simply, “Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein,” includes a quote from the former secretary of state. It reads:
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”
The brief statement comes after five days of silence, and multiple requests for comment.
Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: pic.twitter.com/L1l2wl9l0I
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
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