Hillary Clinton Was Warned by Lena Dunham and Others About Harvey Weinstein
A new report lends even more credence to the fact that Hillary Clinton was well aware of Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women, and continued to benefit from his support with that knowledge.
In a recent New York Times article that exposed how deep Weinstein’s villainy went, it was revealed that leftist sweetheart, Lena Dunham had warned Clinton about Weinstein before Clinton had begun working on a documentary television show with Weinstein.
In late September, emails show, he was discussing a documentary television show he was working on with Hillary Clinton. He had long raised campaign cash for her, and her feminist credentials helped burnish his image — even though Tina Brown, the magazine editor, and Lena Dunham, the writer and actress, each say they had cautioned Mrs. Clinton’s aides about his treatment of women. Now, Mr. Weinstein exchanged questions about distribution rights for the show. “I am hopeful we can get a good price for this,” Robert Barnett, Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer, replied.
According to the emails, Dunham had heard disturbing stories both personally and second hand from various actresses. When Weinstein was a visible presence during the Clinton campaign, Dunham — a Clinton loyalist — reached out and warned them against associating with the producer.
“I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” Ms. Dunham said she told Kristina Schake, the campaign’s deputy communications director. She recalled adding, “I think it’s a really bad idea for him to host fund-raisers and be involved because it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault.”
The New York Times reported that the Clinton campaign did not respond to Dunham’s warning, and weeks before the election, Weinstein had helped organize a star-studded fundraising event, featuring the likes of Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway. According to the NYT, Clinton campaign heads deny ever receiving any warning from Dunham.
Dunham isn’t the only person to have warned the Clintons about Weinstein.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, creator of Designing Women, and Bill Clinton’s ‘sorry about Monica’ speechwriter had also warned “top-level Dems” of Weinstein’s nefariousness.
Neither Thomason or Dunham believe their warnings about Weinstein reached Clinton’s ears, but it’s hard to believe that such high-level staff members would disregard such a damning warning against one of Clinton’s most visible, and influential supporters.