Welcome to WHAT NOW, a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today. Hillary Clinton condemned the Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein after reports emerged about his years of sexual predation and intimidation, but Lena Dunham and Tina Brown say they tried warning her team about his role as a prominent fundraiser for her as far back as 2008. Dunham, who campaigned for Clinton, told The New York Times on Wednesday night that in 2016, she voiced her concerns about Weinstein hosting fundraisers and appearing at campaign events. “I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” Dunham said she told Kristina Schake, the campaign’s deputy communications director. She recalled also saying, “I think it’s a really bad idea for him to host fundraisers and be involved because it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault.” Brown, who worked closely with Weinstein when he bankrolled her short-lived magazine Talk, also said she warned the Clinton camp back during her 2008 run that she’d been hearing stories about Weinstein’s “sleaziness with women” for years. She also called Clinton’s decision “to be… Read full this story
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