HILLARY Clinton said she was “shocked and appalled” by sexual assault claims made by Hollywood A-listers against shamed Harvey Weinstein.
The failed presidential candidate made the comments on BBC’s The One Show tonight as allegations against the movie producer continue to grow.
Hillary Clinton says she is ‘shocked and appalled’ by the Weinstein allegations
Weinstein donated around $26,000 to the Democrat party for Clinton’s campaigns over the years, which she says she will donate to charity.
The pair were also friends and Clinton has faced criticism for how long she took to distance herself from the movie mogul as the explosive allegations broke.
When host Alex Jones questioned whether she felt betrayed by Weinstein, the politician replied: “He is someone who is different from the person I knew, and the person that was involved for many years in Democratic politics for me, and for Barack Obama and so many of us.
“It is just appalling, what is coming out now. I want to commend the women who are finally stepping forward.
“I’m very glad they’re getting support. It will take courage of women stepping forward, and the rest of us supporting them to shine a bright spotlight.
“It’s not just about one person. This a problem that we’re discovering is endemic in many parts of society.”
She also drew comparisons between Weinstein and her rival Donald Trump after a leaked Access Hollywood tape saw the president boasting about “grabbing women by the p***y” in 2005.
Clinton is pictured with long-time supporter Harvey Weinstein in 2012
Clinton said: “I regret that none of us knew about this sooner, and could have done something about it.
“Of course, he does face consequences. I just want to underscore that it’s not about one person.
“I made a big point in trying to talk to people during my campaign about what President Trump said, describing his own conduct… It didn’t get the attention.
“It didn’t raise the seriousness that now finally we’re seeing. I hope that continues and people really understand they’re not alone and they can come forward. Action will be taken whether it’s in Silicon Valley or politics or anywhere else.”