Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein helped Bill Clinton defend himself against his sexual assault charges in the 1990s.
A nearly two-decade-old article from The Washington Post explains that Harvey Weinstein was one of 62 donors who gave “the maximum $10,000” to help Bill Clinton avoid impeachment over his Oval Office trysts with intern Monica Lewinsky.
“Hollywood was quick to come to the president’s aid,” explained the Post, adding that, in addition to Weinstein, other top Hollywood figures like Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and David Geffen also chipped in the maximum amount.
Overall, the fund had raised $2.2 million since its establishment in February 1998 and the Post’s August 22, 1998, article—critical for helping Bill Clinton defend himself against his improper sexual relationship with Lewinsky.
Weinstein, a significant donor at top-level Democratic politics, has been accused of sexual assault, rape, and abusing his “casting couch”—going back decades.
But, shockingly, the two most high-profile couples in the Democratic Party—Barack and Michelle Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton—refused for nearly a week to condemn the man that Mrs. Obama infamously called a “good friend” and “a wonderful human being” just four years ago.
Their jarring delay caused outrage even among the liberal media, with CNN giving a scathing indictment of their silence: “The last two Democratic presidents, as well as the party’s 2016 nominee, are not leaders.”