DNC Refuses to Part with $246,290 of Harvey Weinstein’s Donor Funds

American filmmaker and producer Harvey Weinstein has recently been accused by several women, including actress Ashley Judd, of extreme sexual harassment, and is facing severe backlash.

After news of Weinstein’s behavior became public, several prominent Democrat politicians returned donations from him, however, the DNC doesn’t seem to want to give up their money.

Weinstein has donated generously to Democrats in the past, having given around $800,000 dollars to liberal politicians and organizations, including $246,000 to the DNC itself.

Accusations against the film producer continue to emerge, and Weinstein has been accused of paying off victims to remain silent.

The DNC is reportedly redistributing their donations from Weinstein to several unspecified women’s groups, however that represents only a small percentage of the funds they received from Weinstein.

As reported at GOP.com

Following the recent revelation of longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment allegations, including at least eight settlements with his female accusers, the Republican National Committee released the following statement:

“During three-decades worth of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein lined the pockets of Democrats to the tune of three quarters of a million dollars. If Democrats and the DNC truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning this dirty money should be a no brainer.”  – RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Weinstein Has Given At Least $769,532 To Democratic Candidates, PACs, And Liberal Organizations, including…

• At Least $246,290 to the DNC

• At Least $16,200 to Chuck Schumer

• At Least $5,000 to Elizabeth Warren

• At Least $7,800 to Cory Booker

• At Least $11,800 to Kirsten Gillibrand

• At Least $19,800 to Al Franken and his PAC

• At Least $17,400 to Hillary Clinton

Background

A New York Times Investigation Uncovered Undisclosed Allegations Against Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein, Stretching Over Nearly Three Decades. “An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.” (Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, “Decades Of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein,” The New York Times, 10/5/17)

Weinstein Reached At Least Eight Settlements With Women “After Being Confronted With Allegations Including Sexual Harassment And Unwanted Physical Contact.” “During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O’Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements.” (Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, “Decades Of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein,” The New York Times, 10/5/17)

To see the full list of contributions, click here.