Clinton Foundation Won’t Return $250,000 Donation From Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 17, 2017   |   5:54PM   |   Washington, DC

The Clinton Foundation, embroiled in numerous scandals, says it will not give back the money it received from Hollywood mogul and accused rapist Harvey Weinstein.

The top-name film producer has been a big supporter of Democrats such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and has spoken highly of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. Weinstein is known for movies such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient” and “The King’s Speech.”

But amid numerous allegations that Weinstein sexually assaulted actresses, many politicians and groups that received donations from him have announced plans to give the money back. Others said they will donate the money to charities that help victims of sexual assault.

The Clinton Foundation is one exception. According to the Capital Research Center, the Clintons are friends of Weinstein, and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waited six days before condemning his alleged abuses.

Weinstein gave $250,000 to the Clintons’ “charity” since 2003, and another $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to the report.

A spokesperson for the foundation justified keeping the money to Fox News, saying “We are a charity.”

Here’s more from the CRC:

Its spokesman told Fox News that the money Weinstein gave is gone. They’ve already spent the donations on “fighting childhood obesity and HIV/AIDS, combating climate change, and empowering girls and women, and… have no plans to return [the money].”

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This, of course, is nonsense. All money is fungible. The claim of this spokesperson is like Planned Parenthood claiming it won’t use the tax dollars it receives for abortions, or a bourbon-drinking landlord promising not to use his dry tenant’s rent on alcohol. Even if they don’t, that influx of cash will free up additional money for abortions and alcohol.

Weinstein also has been a supporter of the abortion business Planned Parenthood. In the spring of this year, he attended the abortion giant’s 100th anniversary gala and pledged $100,000 for a piece during the benefit auction, according to ArtNet News.

After LifeNews and other outlets reported on the connection, Planned Parenthood tried to distance itself from Weinstein, saying the pledge “went unfulfilled,” according to Breitbart.

“Harvey Weinstein is not and has never been a donor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America,” a Planned Parenthood spokesperson told Breitbart. “The $100,000 pledge referenced went unfulfilled.”

It seems odd that he would attend a charity dinner for Planned Parenthood and not make a donation. He even sat at a prominent table, beside Hillary Clinton and several well-known female actresses, according to the report.

Whether he donated or not, Weinstein has supported the abortion chain in other ways. In 2012, he promoted Planned Parenthood during an expensive fundraising banquet at his waterfront home in Connecticut for pro-abortion President Barack Obama, the Hartford Courant reports.

“Leading with your heart is the utmost for this president,” Weinstein said in his introduction of Obama. “Fighting for Planned Parenthood and protecting women’s rights, this president has fought the good fight.”

The Hartford Courant, which reported the statement last week, pointed out: “Weinstein’s comments that night about ‘protecting women’s rights’ provide a sharp contrast to the widespread allegations of sexual harassment that have been levied against him in recent days by multiple actresses.”

While none of the accusations against Weinstein involve abortion, sexual abuse and abortion frequently are connected. Legalized abortion provides a convenient way for sexual abusers to cover up their crimes, and abortion clinics have been caught agreeing to help cover up sexual abuse.