As more information comes to light regarding the habitual sexual harassment — or worse — of young Hollywood women by producer and financier Harvey Weinstein, many Democrats are tripping over themselves to disavow and distance themselves from him and his money.
Weinstein has befriended and given a lot of money to many prominent Democrats over the years, including failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has also faced scandalous accusations of sexual misbehavior.
In fact, The Daily Caller reported that while Clinton was facing an investigation by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr regarding his own debaucherous activities with women who weren’t his wife, Weinstein was contributing money to his defense fund.
That revelation was found in an archived article from The Washington Post in 1998, which noted that Clinton’s legal defense fund had raised some $2.2 million in less than six months, a substantial amount that interestingly began to flow freely once rules regarding who can donate and how much were loosened significantly.
The Post reported that some 62 individuals donated a maximum of $10,000 to the fund, with many of those individuals being rather big names in Hollywood — including Weinstein.
Other recognizable names that contributed to Clinton’s defense in the Monica Lewinsky affair included “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 … and Bud Yorkin.”