Joe Biden Condemns Harvey Weinstein As “Disgusting” And “Immoral”
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Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned media mogul Harvey Weinstein during a speech Wednesday, calling the film producer’s alleged sexual misconduct “disgusting” and “immoral.”
Biden told a crowd gathered in Manhattan at a fundraiser for the Anti-Violence Project, a New York City nonprofit that serves LGBTQ victims of violence, that the women who spoke out against Weinstein risked their careers “to save other women from similar abuse.”
“This disgusting behavior, at least on the part of Harvey Weinstein, has been brought to an abrupt and justifiable end,” Biden said. “But it’s long past time for the powerful men in Hollywood to speak up, to be strong enough to say something, because silence is complicity.”
Producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
It’s the first time Biden has spoken about Weinstein since reports first surfaced last week that included allegations from multiple women that the Hollywood mogul had sexually assaulted and harassed them. More than two dozen women have now publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. In the ensuing fallout, Weinstein was fired from the company he helped co-found, and the …read more
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