Hillary Clinton is “shocked and appalled” by the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the former Secretary of State said through her spokesman.
“I am shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Clinton said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
Daughter Chelsea Clinton echoed her mother’s disgust, retweeting Tuesday’s New Yorker story, which shared the stories of some new Weinstein accusers. She added the words “Horrifying, harrowing, necessary” to the link.
Horrifying, harrowing, necessary read: https://t.co/V9dlFl8aOP
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 10, 2017
Weinstein was a supporter, donor and fundraiser for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, a race which she ultimately lost to Donald Trump. So far Clinton has not indicated whether she will return or donate to charity any of Weinstein’s donations to her campaign — as other prominent Democrats have done since The New York Times story about sexual misconduct broke on Thursday. TheWrap reached out to Clinton through her foundation to ask exactly that, though we did not immediately hear back.
That Times story ripped the lid off of decades of abuse towards women by the Hollywood producer. Weinstein was fired from his own company on Sunday.
Today’s New Yorker piece included three women who accused Weinstein of rape. Also on Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie shared their own stories of inappropriate behavior from Weinstein early in their careers.