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

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Actress Lena Dunham said she warned Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 about accepting money and help from film producer Harvey Weinstein, pointing to his rumored mistreatment of women. 

Dunham, a vocal Clinton supporter, told The New York Times that she gave warnings about Weinstein to multiple Clinton aides, but her concerns seemed to go unheard.

“I just want … to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” Dunham said she told the campaign’s deputy communications director, Kristina Schake, according to the Times.

“I think it’s a really bad idea for him to host fund-raisers and be involved because it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault.” 

The “Girls” star told the newspaper that Schake seemed shocked, and Dunham said she also warned Adrienne Elrod, a campaign operative working on celebrity outreach, about the rumors surrounding Weinstein.

Both Schake and Elrod told the Times in a statement that Dunham had never mentioned rape in comments regarding Weinstein.

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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. 

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