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Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations

Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations

"The behavior described by women coming forward can not be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior", the statement read.

"Where's Hillary Clinton? Where's she standing on this issue?"

Hillary Clinton condemned disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday, marking her first public comments on the matter since reports of his alleged predatory behavior broke five days ago.

Mrs Clinton was asked whether she stood by her comments made during the election campaign, when she described Trump as the most risky White House candidate to ever make a run for the presidency.

"I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein".

When asked if the Clinton-Kaine campaign should return Weinstein's sizable donation of almost $50,000, Kaine seemed guarded and said that is in the rearview mirror.

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Weinstein has always been a Clinton donor with ties to the political family. Tim Kaine, the Democratic party's 2016 vice presidential nominee, sat down for an interview on CNN's "New Day". And several Democratic senators have already pledged to donate Weinstein's previous contributions to women's organizations.

The Hollywood producer, 65, whose movies have received more than 300 Oscar nominations, was a prominent Democratic donor and gave $46,350 to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Then again, as numbers obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics make somewhat clear, the $1.5 million Weinstein helped raise for the Clintons between 1990 and 2016 may have influenced the former state secretary's thinking. "All of us should be speaking out against a sexual predator like Harvey Weinstein".

On Tuesday morning, the New Yorker published a story by journalist Ronan Farrow, in which he spoke to 13 women, three of whom said Weinstein raped them.

"And as long as I have known her, she really has walked the walk and talked the talk on this", she said on CNN".

"It's not even comparable", McDaniel said, citing the reported settlements Weinstein had come to with women who had accused him, saying Trump "didn't have eight settlements".

Doyle said what Weinstein did was "repulsive, diabolical, awful".