Lena Dunham says she warned Clinton team about working with 'rapist' Weinstein

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The expansive investigation is full of stunning revelations, including allegations from Lena Dunham that she warned Hillary Clinton's aides about Weinstein during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Dunham - who has recently faced backlash for her own treatment of sexual assault allegations - told the NYT that she has "an incredible allegiance to Hillary", and doesn't believe her warning reached as high as Clinton, but said her complaints fell of deaf ears with lower level campaign managers.

Weinstein, who prominently advocated for Clinton's presidential bid by holding fundraisers and other public events, is now being investigated for multiple claims of sexual assault and rape.

Dunham says she also expressed concerns to campaign spokesperson Adrienne Elrod but saw no response.

6 Women Filed A Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein
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Weinstein's legal team reportedly worked to undermine the model around the same time that the producer struck a business deal for a talk show with American Media and Dylan Howard, The Enquirer's editor and the company's chief content officer.

According to the New York Daily News, she is now filing a federal lawsuit in New York against Weinstein and his company for gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

"One thing is clear: to create a permanent change in the culture, we need to send a message to the powerful and wealthy individuals, companies and industries that fĂȘted their Harvey Weinsteins, instead of protecting the victims", says a joint statement released by the women. So in March previous year, Ms. Dunham, a vocal Clinton supporter, said she warned the campaign.

Lena Dunham claims she told Hillary Clinton's deputy communications director that Harvey Weinstein is "a rapist". It's despicable behavior, and the women that have come forward have shown enormous courage. Two instances of alleged misconduct by Weinstein occurred at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September even while he knew that reporters were digging into his decades of actions. In trying to coerce other women to have sex with him, he used Paltrow's Academy Award-winning "First Lady of Miramax" prestige as proof to that he could advance the careers of women who pleased him, she told the Times. The New Yorker followed with another explosive story a few days later.

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