Outspoken actress Lena Dunham has slammed Hillary Clinton for ignoring her repeated warnings that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was a recognized rapist.
The ‘Women’ star instructed the New York Times that she tried to warn Clinton about Weinstein, however was given the chilly shoulder.
Foxnews.com reviews: “I simply need you to let that Harvey’s a rapist and that is going to come back out in some unspecified time in the future,” Dunham mentioned she instructed the marketing campaign. “I believe it’s a extremely unhealthy concept for him to host fund-raisers and be concerned as a result of it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has an issue with sexual assault.”
Dunham, who has professed “an unbelievable allegiance to Hillary,” claimed Schake instructed her she’d relay the message to marketing campaign supervisor Robby Mook, however that she was shocked on the warning.
The controversial actress mentioned she additionally instructed one other Clinton marketing campaign member, spokeswoman Adrienne Elrod, about Weinstein. Dunham mentioned “the marketing campaign had not responded to her considerations” in regards to the disgraced megaproducer, who’s been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing greater than 100 ladies.
Weinstein donated hundreds of dollars to Clinton’s political campaigns over time, and it took the previous secretary of state 5 days to interrupt her silence following the accusations made towards him.
“I used to be shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee mentioned in an announcement via marketing campaign communications director Nick Merrill. “The conduct described by ladies coming ahead can’t be tolerated. Their braveness and the help of others is crucial in serving to to cease this type of conduct.”
Merrill instructed the Occasions that nobody ever instructed him about Dunham’s warning relating to Weinstein, and Schake and Elrod “denied” that the actress “talked about rape” when she suggested the 2 about him.
Final month, Dunham apologized for defending a male author and government producer of “Women” who was accused of raping an actress when she was 17 years outdated.