This should come as a surprise to no one. Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein gave a quarter of a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation and they’re keeping the cash.
FOX News reports:
Clinton Foundation to keep Harvey Weinstein’s $250,000 donation
The Clinton Foundation will not return as much as $250,000 in donations from disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein following the accusations of sexual harassment and rape.
The foundation said Monday that donations, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000, have already been spent on projects, according to a statement provided to Fox News.
“We are a charity. Donations, these included, have been spent fighting childhood obesity and HIV/AIDS, combatting climate change, and empowering girls and women, and we have no plans to return them,” a Clinton Foundation spokesperson said.
The move to keep the money was expected following tweets from the foundation’s spokesman Craig Minassian.
— Craig Minassian (@MinassianMedia) October 14, 2017
“Suggesting @ClintonFdn return funds from our 330,000+ donors ignores the fact that donations have been used to help people across the world,” Minassian wrote on Twitter.
The calls to return Weinstein’s money were prompted after multiple actresses have come forward and accused the Hollywood executive of sexual assault and rape, forcing numerous politicians and organization to grapple with the dilemma.
Many Democrats are scrambling to give money donated by Weinstein to charity, but not the Clinton Foundation. They believe they are the charity.