Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations

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Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she was "shocked and appalled" in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, speaking publicly for the first time about the longtime Democratic donor five days after it first emerged that multiple women had accused him of harassment over the course of decades.

Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, tweeted out a short statement from the former presidential candidate, for whom Weinstein, a major Democratic donor, had thrown past fundraisers.

"It is disappointing she hasn't come out and condemned Harvey Weinstein", Patti Solis Doyle, who ran Clinton's 2008 presidential bid, told CNN Tuesday. "Their courage and support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior".

Actor Nathan Lane is the latest famous figure to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, days after a bombshell New York Times report revealed damning accusations of sexual assault leveled against the film executive. The explosive report by The New York Times last week and subsequent stories have forced congressional Democrats to give thousands of dollars in donations they received from Weinstein to charities. Tim Kaine of Virginia, said the campaign was over when asked if she would return the contributions.

In a clip from the interview, Clinton tells host Sarah Ferguson she believes Trump is the most unsafe president in US history and that the whole world should be concerned.

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Her statement made no mention of the donations.

Weinstein who launched the Weinstein Company in 2005 was sacked by co-chairman and brother Bob Weinstein Sunday due to the allegations.

Weinstein and Chapman also contributed $10,000 to President Barack Obama.

Weinstein raised about $1.5 million from 1990-2016, according to data from the campaign finance-tracking Center for Responsive Politics, and was a bundler for Clinton's 2016 effort, including at a star-studded fundraiser for Clinton in June 2016 at Weinstein's Manhattan home.

Obama has largely shied away from the public eye since leaving office, apart from delivering a few speeches and issuing statements in response to Trump administration moves on areas like climate change and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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