- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

At Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary gala in May, disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein pledged $100,000 in a charity auction and sat next to Hillary Clinton.

NewsBusters unearthed a paper trail putting Mr. Weinstein at the gala ― and at the same table as the former Democratic presidential nominee.

The six-figure buy landed Mr. Weinstein ― who was forced out of his film company Sunday amid more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault ― a painting by British artist Cecily Brown, reported ArtNet News at the time.

Page Six also reported that Mr. Weinstein sat at the same table as Mrs. Clinton, actress Meryl Streep and television producer Shonda Rhimes.

“Winning bidders in a live Simon de Pury art auction included Diane von Furstenberg and Harvey Weinstein, who sat with Clinton, Streep and Rhimes, and put up a cool $100,000,” the gossip blog reported at the time.

Mrs. Clinton received the Champion of the Century Award that night, and Mr. Weinstein was among those in attendance to give her a standing ovation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Protecting access to the full range of reproductive health care,” Mrs. Clinton said in her remarks. “It is a health issue, of course, it is a core economic issue. Women in every corner of our country understand that intimately. And anyone who wants to lead should also understand that fundamentally, this is an issue of morality.”

Others in attendance at the Pier 36 benefit included Tina Fey, Scarlett Johansson, Chelsea Handler and Huma Abedin.

A Planned Parenthood spokesperson said Mr. Weinstein has never been among the abortion giant’s donors, and that his pledged $100,000 contribution “went unfulfilled.”


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