Hillary Clinton defended her friendship with Harvey Weinstein, saying there was no way to know that he was an alleged serial sex predator at the time.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the former secretary of state was asked whether she regretted her ties to the disgraced filmmaker, who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 80 women.
“How could we have known? He raised money for me, for the Obamas, for Democrats in general,” Clinton said in the interview published Tuesday. “And that at the time was something that everybody thought made sense. And of course, if all of us had known what we know now, it would have affected our behavior.”
Weinstein had been a longtime donor to Democratic candidates and even held a fundraiser for Clinton during her 2016 presidential run.