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Hillary Clinton defends 'lengthy association' with Harvey Weinstein


Hillary Clinton has recently defended her friendship, or association, with the disgraced Harvey Weinstein, who's facing trial in which he allegedly took advantage of women.

In an article posted on Hollywood Reporter, they share highlights of an interview with Hillary Clinton. She is asked about her being connected with Harvey Weinstein and she actually defends it by saying "how could we have known?"

The interview doesn't seem to go into much depth about it and they move on quite quickly. Hillary did mention him raising money, and of course, we can all go into our own theories on the reality of their real relationship and lingering issues that might have happened... but that's merely speculation.

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Here's how the Weinstein part of the interview happened and how fast it ended:

Speaking of Hollywood, with his trial in the news right now, do you have regrets about your lengthy association with Harvey Weinstein?

How could we have known? He raised money for me, for the Obamas, for Democrats in general. 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.

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I want to turn back to the doc. It starts right in with this idea of people thinking they don't know you, which is something that's dogged you for a long time. How much did you view doing this as an opportunity to try to put that to bed once and for all?

I would hope that would be part of what people take away from this.

Of course, by agreeing to it, you also opened up some old wounds, including those in your marriage …


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Once I decided that the film would be about more than a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign, I had to accept the fact it was going to be about my life. That was a major part of my life, which obviously played out in public. Look, I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's painful, but it's also revelatory because we've always loved each other and had each other's backs. Have we had ups and downs like every married couple I know? Absolutely. And maybe this film helps people think about that, that love and relationships and marriage are often colored in grays and beiges. We all suffer ups and downs in our lives.

After getting an answer on Weinstein, they go right into another topic. Nothing else. That was it!

Asking about Weinstein more could have painted Hillary in a bad light, so perhaps that's why they went into another question.

Or maybe they talked about it more, but they left it out of print.

We won't ever know.

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