Lena Dunham and Tina Brown Reportedly Warned Clinton Aides About Harvey Weinstein

Lena Dunham tells The New York Times she warned Hillary Clinton's campaign about rumors she'd heard about Harvey Weinstein

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Weinstein has consistently said that none of his encounters with women involved "non-consensual sex".

The accusations against Weinstein first surfaced in a bombshell New York Times report in October, and over 50 women have since alleged that they were victims of his sexual abuse, with allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to rape.

Michelle Franklin worked for Harvey in London in 2012 and she was terrified by what she saw "women who appeared emotionally bruised" after directing them to Weinstein for meetings in his hotel suite.

"I just want you to let you know that Harvey's a rapist and this is going to come out at some point". Speaking with the Times, Dunham, a vocal Clinton advocate, recalled how she felt uncomfortable with the producer's very visible support for the candidate. Hours before the New York Times' first story on Weinstein dropped, Weinstein personally called the reporters and told them that he had the means to find out who had talked to them.

The Times said that Hillary and Bill Clinton dined with Weinstein and his attorney and trusted advisor David Boies at a restaurant in Harlem days after Clinton's loss in the election.

Dunham said she didn't believe that Clinton was ever notified but told the Times that Schake seemed surprised by the information on Weinstein and said she would pass the information along to Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook.

According to the New York Daily News, she is now filing a federal lawsuit in New York against Weinstein and his company for gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill denied both charges in a statement.

Dunham says she also expressed concerns to campaign spokesperson Adrienne Elrod but saw no response. It's despicable behavior, and the women that have come forward have shown enormous courage. Discussions about the project continued for months, with Clinton's lawyer exchanging emails with Weinstein about potential European buyers as recently as September 28. Two instances of alleged misconduct by Weinstein occurred at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September even while he knew that reporters were digging into his decades of actions. The New Yorker followed with another explosive story a few days later.

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