Flashback: Weinstein gave Bill Clinton a $10k helping hand during his sex assault case

DCNFRobert Donachie, DCNF

Harvey Weinstein was among a host of Hollywood actors and producers that donated $10,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s defense fund during his 1998 impeachment trials.

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The Washington Post published a story in 1998 reporting Harvey Weinstein as one of 62 “donors giving the maximum $10,000.” Weinstein donated along with a number of other notable names, like Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Michael Douglas, Ron Howard, Norman Lear and Steven Spielberg.

WaPo also reported that Clinton’s defense fund collected $2.2 million in its first six months, tapping into the “resentment against” the attorney that investigated Clinton as to whether he committed perjury or obstructed justice in a sexual assault lawsuit.

Weinstein has paid out settlements to at least eight women over the years, The New York Times reports. The women include his former assistant, an Italian model and an actress.

“I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go,” Weinstein said in a statement.

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