It took them a few days but Obama and Michelle have finally released a statement about serial sex harasser and Democrat fundraiser Harvey Weinstein. The former President and First Lady benefited greatly from Weinstein’s money and influence over the years so this must have been hard for them.
FOX News reports:
Obamas say they’re ‘disgusted’ by Harvey Weinstein allegations in statement
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle say that they are “disgusted” by the reports surrounding Harvey Weinstein.
“Any man who demeans and degrades women in such a fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,” they wrote in a joint statement on Tuesday.
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Weinstein allegedly harassed women for decades and paid settlements to at least eight women, according to a report from The New York Times. Some of the most recent allegations come from actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. Jolie said she “had a bad experience” with the producer when she was younger.
The Obamas continued their statement by highlighting the bravery of the women who shared their “painful stories” about Weinstein and emphasized the need to change how children are educated.
“We all need to build a culture – including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect – so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future,” they said.
Better late than never, right?