Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Lena Dunham Says She Warned The Hillary Clinton Campaign About Weinstein

Featured Image Gwyneth Paltrow: Harvey Weinstein Lied About Having Sex With Me To Lure Women
Freda Brock | 06 December, 2017, 18:40

Lena Dunham claims that she tried to convince Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign not to accept money from Harvey Weinstein.

"I just want you to let you know that Harvey's a rapist and this is going to come out at some point", actress and writer Lena Dunham reports telling Kristina Schake, the Clinton campaign's deputy communications director, in 2016.

In numerous alleged incidents, women said that Weinstein invited them into his hotel room under the guise of a professional meeting, but then asked them for massages or sex.

Weinstein coughed up tens of thousands of dollars towards Hillary Clinton's various campaigns for Senate and for the presidency.

When Paltrow made her original allegation, she claimed she told Brad Pitt, her then-boyfriend, about the alleged encounter and he confronted Weinstein, who subsequently "screamed" at her for a long time, making her think she would be fired from Emma.

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He is now under investigation by NYPD, LAPD, Scotland Yard and Beverly Hills Police. So in March a year ago, Ms. Dunham, a vocal Clinton supporter, said she warned the campaign.

Based on stories she had heard about Weinstein's "sleaziness with women", Brown said she also warned Clinton's inner circle about him back in 2008.

Dunham said she didn't believe that Clinton was ever notified but told the Times that Schake seemed surprised by the information on Weinstein and said she would pass the information along to Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook. Weeks before Election Day, the producer helped organize a star-packed fund-raiser: an evening on Broadway with Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway and others.

In a statement responding to the Times story, Weinstein's attorneys, Blair Berk and Ben Brafman, said Weinstein did not bill personal expenses to the company. It's despicable behavior, and the women that have come forward have shown enormous courage. "That's something staff wouldn't forget", Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, tells the Times.

The Times reports that it saw documents that show the model rejecting attempts to be paid for her story. Two instances of alleged misconduct by Weinstein occurred at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September even while he knew that reporters were digging into his decades of actions.

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