Hillary Clinton says she will donate Harvey Weinstein’s campaign contribution to charity

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Clinton joins several other Democrats who have said they will do the same.

Hillary Clinton said she would donate the money Harvey Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns over the years after finding out about the numerous sexual misconduct allegations that have come to light in recent days.

In an interview with CNN, Clinton said she was “shocked” and “sick” when she heard about the sexual assault allegations and said she would donate money Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns to charity.

“What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that,” she said. “I give 10% of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no—there’s no doubt about it.”

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Weinstein directly donated $21,400 to Clinton between 1999 and 2016 and also donated $33,590.45 to the Hillary Clinton Victory Fund, per the Federal Election Commission filings, among other contributions.

Clinton will join several other Democrats who have said they will return or donate money Weinstein had contributed to their campaigns.

During the interview, the former 2016 presidential nominee said she once considered Weinstein a friend, but did not know about his alleged sexual misconduct. Since the New York Times first published a report about allegations against Weinstein, numerous other women have come forward to share their own experiences with the Hollywood executive.

You can read all of CNN’s report about Clinton and Weinstein’s donations here.

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