Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is in deep water, as you may have learned by now, for sexually harassing scores of women over three decades. We’re not talking about women desperate for starring roles – well, them too – rather big names such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and others.
Weinstein is a major donor to the Democrat Party. Therefore, he is largely given a pass by many on the left for his deplorable actions. It’s true that numerous people in showbiz have condemned Weinstein, though, it took Hillary Clinton and the Obamas nearly a week to release statements regarding his behavior.
Now, it is being learned that Weinstein donated $10,000 to fellow sexual deviant Bill Clinton’s defense fund during his 1998 impeachment trial.
From BizPac Review:
The Washington Post published a story in 1998 reporting Harvey Weinstein as one of 62 “donors giving the maximum $10,000.” Weinstein donated along with a number of other notable names, like Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Michael Douglas, Ron Howard, Norman Lear and Steven Spielberg.
August 22, 1998, via The Washington Post:
President Clinton testified this week that he gave Monica S. Lewinsky several gifts during a weekend meeting at the White House shortly after Christmas, the last time they were together before their secret affair triggered a criminal investigation, sources familiar with his account said yesterday.
Clinton and Lewinsky met on Dec. 28, nine days after she had been served with a subpoena demanding her testimony about their sexual relationship and just before she was offered a job in New York arranged by presidential friend Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Clinton testified that he gave her a throw rug, a pin and an Alaskan stone carving as farewell presents, the sources said.
The meeting has become a central focus of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr’s investigation into whether Clinton committed perjury or obstruction of justice in the Paula Jones civil lawsuit. The president’s lawyers believe that his presents to Lewinsky that day demonstrate that he did not instruct her to return other gifts to his secretary rather than comply with the Jones subpoena for them, the sources said.
Nothing like a trip down memory lane, huh? More:
Further details about Clinton’s testimony emerged on the same day that the president’s legal defense fund announced it has raised $2.2 million in the last six months, more than was collected during the previous four years of his presidency combined. The newly reconstituted defense fund, operating with looser rules about who can give and how much they can offer, tapped into resentment against Starr as more than 17,000 Clinton supporters sent money.
Hollywood was quick to come to the president’s aid. Among the 62 donors giving the maximum $10,000 were performers and directors such as Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Michael Douglas, Ron Howard, Norman Lear, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw-Spielberg as well as studio executives Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Harvey Weinstein and Bud Yorkin.
Weinstein contributed $3,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign in 2000, more than $26,000 to campaigns or political action committees backing 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton since 2000, and more than $45,000 to campaigns or PACs backing former President Barack Obama in his two bids for the presidency.
And there you go.