Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the allegations against Harvey Weinstein made her “sick.”
Though the 2016 presidential candidate said it is impossible to give back donations she received from the Hollywood producer, she pledged to include that money in her annual contribution to charity.
“What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that,” Clinton said on CNN. “I give 10 percent of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that.”
Weinstein is a longtime Democratic donor. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats have pledged to donate the money they received from the producer to charity.
Among the rising number of allegations, three women accused the producer of sexual assault in a report in the New Yorker on Tuesday. The controversy began last week when the New York Times published a report about multiple instances of alleged sexual harassment dating back decades.
Clinton issued a statement Tuesday saying she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations” about Weinstein. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated.”
In response to the New Yorker piece, a spokesperson for Weinstein said, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
On Sunday, Weinstein was fired by the board of his company.