Hillary Clinton says she is giving the Democratic donations Harvey Weinstein gave her- to charity.
Clinton, who remained silent for five days after the Weinstein scandal broke, told CNN Wednesday
‘There’s no one to give it back to. What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is that they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that.’
Clinton added ‘I give 10 per cent of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no doubt about it.’
Weinstein raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Clinton, going back to her first campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in New York.
‘I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way,’ she said of Weinstein’s alleged behavior. ‘And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.’
Clinton said Wednesday that she would have considered Weinstein a friend. ‘People in Democratic politics for a couple of decades appreciated his help and support,’ she said.
‘And people who never spoke out before having the courage to speak out, just clearly demonstrates that this behavior that he engaged in, cannot be tolerated and cannot be overlooked.’