Clinton Foundation Confirms It’s Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Money

By NTK Staff | 10.16.2017 @3:45pm
Clinton Foundation Confirms It’s Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Money

The Weinstein money is just the latest in a long list of dirty donors to the Clinton Foundation, including Bill Cosby and the countries of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The Clinton Foundation says that it will not be returning or donating money that it received from disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, but this isn’t the first time the Foundation has accepted money from individuals or governments with questionable moral character.

Weinstein, who faces accusations of sexually assaulting women for years, has donated between $100,001 to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation through 2017.

A spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation told The DailyMail.com that, “The group will not return Weinstein’s donations, which totaled between $100,000 and $250,000.”

The DailyMail.com reported:

“The spokesman said the foundation already spent the money on its programs, such as lowering the cost of HIV medication and supporting women and girls in developing countries.”

“The foundation said it supports commitments to combat human trafficking, and runs the No Ceilings Project ‘which aims to advance the full participation of girls and women around the world’ through ‘data-driven analysis on gender inequality, an in-depth conversation series, innovative partnerships, and CGI commitments.”

Chelsea Clinton also dodged questions about Weinstein’s donations when asked by the DailyMail.com before she entered a Clinton Global Initiative event in Boston.

This isn’t the first time that the Clinton Foundation has accepted money from someone that has been accused of sexually assaulting women.

Bill Cosby is another notable donor to the Clinton Foundation who made headlines for alleged sexual assault and rape.

The Foundation has also accepted between $10 million and $25 million from Saudi Arabia, a country that has well documented history of human rights violations against women.

Other notable countries that have given to the Clinton Foundation who have a history of treating women as second-class citizens include United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman, as The Wall Street Journal reported in 2014.

Hillary Clinton famously once said, “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”

It seems her family Foundation has no problem taking money from people who sexually assault women or from countries that historically have violated women’s rights.

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