The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it will give $30,000 in contributions from Harvey Weinstein to various women’s organizations. The New York Times reported Thursday that Weinstein had settled at least eight sexual-harassment cases over multiple decades, leading to several Senate Democrats pledging to donate their own tainted Weinstein dollars. “The allegations... are deeply troubling,” the DNC said in a statement. “The Democratic Party condemns all forms of sexual harassment and assault.” The party’s governing body added: “The DNC will donate over $30,000 in contributions from Weinstein to EMILY’s List, Emerge America and Higher Heights because what we need is more women in power, not men like Trump who continue to show us that they lack respect for more than half of America.” The $30,000 tally does not account for all of Weinstein’s DNC contributions over the years: in total, the organization has taken $296,290 from the producer.
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