On Tuesday after a slew of actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came out and shared their encounters with Harvey Weinstein, former President Barack Obama issued a statement about the mogul and Democratic party donor.
“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein,” Obama said in the statement, which was released two days after Weinstein was fired from the company he co-founded. “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
“We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories.” – Barack Obama
Obama did not mention his daughter Malia who interned for Weinsteins company or the millions of dollars raised for Democrats through Weinstein hosted events.
Earlier on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton issued a statement on the subject of Weinstein, saying, “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”
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