Former Hollywood megaproducer Harvey Weinstein, who has sat in a New York jail for a 23-year life term stemming from sexual assault charges, received more bad news this week, as a judge ruled that he can be extradited to Los Angeles, California to face additional charges.
According to Fox News, Weinstein’s legal team failed in its recent bid to block his extradition to California to face trial over multiple sexual assault allegations, and not surprisingly, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was once very proud of showing off her ties to the Hollywood mogul, has remained mostly silent on his legal troubles.
Clinton, who can be seen in a number of photos rubbing elbows with Weinstein at past parties and events, cashed in on their political friendship several times, but most notably, according to the New York Post, during the 2016 election, when Weinstein reportedly bundled a staggering $1.4 million for the Democratic presidential hopeful.
But Weinstein’s financial generosity toward Clinton stretches back even further, as he contributed $73,390 to Clinton for her New York U.S. Senate run in 1999.
After Weinstein was originally found guilty on rape charges, Clinton was pressed by the media on her connections to the wealthy movie producer. At the time, Clinton did her best to brush off the donations as if they were not a big deal, citing the fact that Weinstein “contributed to every Democrat’s campaign.”
“He contributed to Barack Obama’s campaign, and John Kerry’s campaign and Al Gore’s campaign and everybody’s campaign,” Clinton told reporters at the time.
While that statement is accurate, records clearly show that Weinstein only raised or donated a fraction of the money for the aforementioned figures compared to what he did for Clinton, and the two have shown off their relationship on multiple occasions in the past, including a birthday party that Weinstein hosted for Clinton in 2000, among other events.
In a bombshell report published in The New York Times in 2017, it was revealed that actress Lena Dunham warned Clinton’s aides about Weinstein’s dark secrets during the 2016 election, however, the amount of money Weinstein raised was apparently enough to disregard those warnings, as no action was ever taken.
Undoubtedly, as Weinstein will soon face a new round of sexual assault charges, Clinton could once again be thrust into the spotlight for her connections to the perverted creep, but whether she’ll be honest about them or not is anyone’s guess.