Hollywood celebrity Lena Dunham claimed that she has once warned Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff that Harvey Weinstein was a rapist.
“I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point. 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,” recalled Dunham telling Kristina Schake, the campaign’s deputy communications director according to the New York Times.
While we want this to be an article about Hillary Clinton covering up Weinstein’s sex crimes, it seems very likely that Dunham is lying and she never said those things to Hillary’s staff. If she had known that Weinstein was a “rapist”, why would her first move be to tell Hillary’s staff and not, say, the police. Or possible victims. Or doing something to help the current victims.
Hillary’s communications director denied Dunham’s allegations. “We were shocked when we learned what he’d done. It’s despicable behavior, and the women that have come forward have shown enormous courage. As to claims about a warning, that’s something staff wouldn’t forget,” said Nick Merrill.
“Only she can answer why she would tell them instead of those who could stop him.” said Merrill.