Whitehouse to Give Weinstein’s $1,000 Donation to Day One in Providence

Saturday, October 07, 2017
GoLocalProv News Team

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
After a GoLocal inquiry, the office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse announced that he will donate a campaign contribution from embattled entertainment mega-executive Harvey Weinstein to a Rhode Island not-for-profit.

“The Senator’s campaign is donating Mr. Weinstein’s $1,000 contribution from 2011 to Day One, a Providence organization that supports victims of sexual assault,” said Meaghan McCabe, RI Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. 

Hollywood was rocked this week when a New York Times investigative report found that movie producer Weinstein has been allegedly been sexually harassing female actors and then paying to keep quiet for decades.

Weinstein has produced movies such as Pulp Fiction, Clerks, The Crying Game, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape. He was the co-founder of Miramax.

Hollywood Politics

He is one of the mega Hollywood and Broadway forces and a big giver to Democratic politicians.

Potential Presidential candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker both announced they would donate Weinstein contributions.

The Board of the Weinstein Company has hired a private investigator to look into the growing number of sexual harassment claims against Weinstein.

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