Lena Dunham: I Told Clinton Campaign About Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

In a new New York Times report, Lena Dunham claims that she warned Hillary Clinton's communications director about Harvey Weinstein's behavior.

Though Clinton said she was "shocked and appalled" by the revelations about Weinstein, who she had known for decades, Dunham and Brown both said they told her campaign to distance herself from the producer.

Ms. Dunham said that Ms. Schake seemed surprised at her warning, and that Ms. Schake said she would tell Robby Mook, the campaign manager, Ms. Dunham recalled in an interview.

Weinstein gave money to Bill Clinton's 1998 legal defense during his impeachment trial, and had been working on a documentary about Hillary Clinton's 2016 election loss up until his scandal broke, according to the Times. And in a new New York Times investigation we're now learning the sheer extent of Weinstein's network of complicity, which included several people at a major talent agency, tabloid journalists, and some of his own employees who were powerless to speak up.

"Mr. Weinstein has never at any time committed an act of sexual assault, and it is wrong and irresponsible to conflate claims of impolitic behavior or consensual sexual contact later regretted, with an untrue claim of criminal conduct". Maybe, maybe not. Would it have damaged her presidency?

Paltrow, now 45, says she is just now learning how Weinstein lied about his encounter with her to manipulate others.

"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", she reportedly added. Dunham also voiced her concerns to Adrienne Elrod, the Clinton spokeswoman leading efforts with celebrity campaigners.

In a statement, Merrill said, "We were shocked when we learned what he'd done". It's despicable behaviour, and the women that have come forward have shown enormous courage.

"Ms. Rehal said she had to keep a supply of the shots at her desk, dispense them to him in brown paper bags and sometimes deliver the medication to hotels and elsewhere before his meetings with women", reported the global daily. Weinstein hosted a number of high-profile fundraisers and appeared at events throughout the campaign, which allegedly concerned the Girls star. A lawyer for Weinstein declined comment.

A week later, the Times published its bombshell report on Weinstein's alleged misconduct.

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