Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Lena Duham Claims She Warned Clinton Campaign About Weinstein's Ways

Lena Duham Claims She Warned Clinton Campaign About Weinstein's Ways

We are also told a large number of other actresses are also part of the suit but have so far wished to remain anonymous.

The report said these enablers included executives at his own company and top agents and managers across Hollywood who sent actresses to meet him alone at hotels and advised them to stay quiet when things went wrong. As was Weinstein's connection to Hillary Clinton, whom he assisted through fundraising, apparently despite warnings. The "Shakespeare in Love' star refused the alleged advances and told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who confronted the producer, and Weinstein later asked Gwyneth not to tell anyone what had allegedly happened".

Lena Dunham stated in a Tuesday New York Times exposé that she - a fastidious supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race - explicitly warned Clinton's campaign about Harvey Weinstein being a "rapist".

Weinstein had always been a generous donor to Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Shortly after multiple women came forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape in a New York Times expose in October (17), the actress told the newspaper she went for a hotel meeting with Weinstein, which she thought was about her 1996 movie Emma, and he inappropriately touched her and suggested they get massages together.

Former personal assistant Sandeep Rehal, who quit in 2015, claimed she had to procure Weinstein injectable erectile dysfunction drugs and rent an apartment for him and keep it stocked with women's lingerie and flowers, among other items. In March 2016, Dunham said she warned the campaign. "I think it's a really bad idea for him to host fund-raisers and be involved because it's an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault", Lena says she told the campaign team. Dunham also voiced her concerns to Adrienne Elrod, the Clinton spokeswoman leading efforts with celebrity campaigners.

Dunham said she had heard stories from other actresses about disturbing encounters with him and feared associating with Weinstein would ultimately come back to haunt Clinton.

"We were shocked when we learned what he'd done", Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, said in a statement. As to claims about a warning, that's something staff wouldn't forget ...

On the morning Time magazine announced the #MeToo "silence breakers" are its Person of the Year, a group of six women is taking legal action against Harvey Weinstein, the man whose exploits began the movement. She was still meeting with Weinstein after her election loss planning with him a possible TV show about her campaign.

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