A Hollywood producer for many years was considered one of the most famous sponsors of the Democratic party
Ex-US President Barack Obama and presidential candidate of the democratic party for the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton publicly condemned the film producer Harvey Weinstein, who for many years was considered one of the most famous sponsors of the Democratic party.
Last week the New York Times published an investigation showing that a Hollywood Mogul for decades molested women, promising them career help in exchange for sexual services. Among the victims were the “stars” of American cinema, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette and many others.
After the publication of Weinstein publicly admitted his guilt, asked forgiveness from his victims, and apologizing to the colleagues. The Board of Directors of the Weinstein Company, formed by brothers Bob and Harvey Winstanly, fired the producer, announcing that in the near future the company intends to change the name.
In turn, representatives of the Republican party criticized Democrats, accusing them of trying to “silence” the scandal associated with the name of one of the most prominent sponsors of the party.
The first statements by the leaders of the Democratic party appeared only in the middle of the week, five days after the appearance of the first publications devoted to Weinstein.
“Michelle and I with disgust saw the recent posts about Harvey Weinstein â€“ said in a joint statement, the family Obama. â€“ Any person who degrades women, therefore, should be prosecuted and convicted, regardless of wealth or status”.
In his statement, the former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton said she was “shocked” by reports of the behavior of a Hollywood Mogul.
“We must not close our eyes to the actions reported by these women,” she said.
According to the Center for responsive politics (Center for Responsive Politics), in the period 1990 to 2016 Harvey Weinstein listed the various structures of the Democratic party of 1.4 million dollars.
In addition, in 2008 and 2012 a Hollywood producer has organized several events with the aim of raising funds for the election campaign of the Democrats. One of them conducted by Weinstein with the editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, allowed to collect more than 300 thousand dollars for the National Committee of the Democratic party.