Records indicate that back when President Bill “Bubba” Clinton was embroiled in his own sex scandal against former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, he received a bit of financial help from none other than his good pal Harvey Weinstein, an alleged rapist and sexual harasser.
The now-disgraced movie mogul’s relationship with America’s former President and First Lady has come under severe scrutiny in recent days as the allegations against Weinstein have stacked up. Naturally, the Clintons have pleaded ignorance in regards to his behavior.
Former President Bill Clinton has also been accused of both sexual harassment and rape in the past. When asked about this parallel on the BBC, Hillary Clinton said that’s all in “the past.”
“That has all been litigated,” Clinton said. “That was subject of a huge investigation in the late ’90s and there were conclusions drawn. That was clearly in the past.”
“Clearly in the past”? So was a majority of Harvey Weinstein’s allegations, several of which were also settled out of court, just like the former President, who paid $850,000 to Paul Jones after being accused of sexual harassment.
Weinstein donated as much as $250,000 to The Clinton Foundation; the funds will not be returned according to their spokesman Craig Minassian.
“Suggesting @ClintonFdn return funds from our 330,000+ donors ignores the fact that donations have been used to help people across the world,” Minassian wrote on Twitter.