Yet another scandal is emerging from the former President’s time in office.
Recently, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing individuals he worked with during his movie career.
And while Barack and Michelle Obama have had their public interactions with Weinstein in the past, White House records just proved that their friendship with the accused predator was more complicated than it might seem.
White House records just revealed that Harvey Weinstein visited there no less than thirteen times, often meeting with the former President himself.
There were also frequent visits with the former First Lady and other influential politicians.
Nine of his visits were with President Obama himself, including some events together with First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Other visits were with high-level staffers Valerie Jarrett, Michelle Obama’s aide Melissa Winter, and Jeremy Weinstein, who served on the National Security Council between 2009 and 2011.
The New York Times reported that Weinstein has been accused of numerous sexual harassment incidents throughout his career as a movie producer.
The Obamas routinely visited with Weinstein at fundraisers, some of them hosted by Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman.
“I have to thank Harvey and Georgina for once again extending incredible hospitality to us,” Obama said during a fundraiser in 2013 in Manhattan. “We are so grateful for their friendship and support, and for the amazing movies that they’ve made.”
President Obama’s daughter, Malia, was also an intern in the New York office of Harvey Weinstein’s company.
Obama’s daughter Malia was an intern in the New York office of The Weinstein Co. as part of her “gap year” before entering Harvard University.
And a top Obama aide was also a key player in helping Harvey Weinstein do “damage control” after the sexual allegations against him came to light.
A former top adviser to Barack Obama was among the list of public relations professionals and lawyers consulting Harvey Weinstein over a major New York Times story, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Anita Dunn, a top Obama campaign staffer and former White House communications director, helped offer damage control advice for the Hollywood mogul.
No comment has been made by the former President as yet, but considering both his family’s and his staff’s ties with Weinstein are irrefutable, Obama may soon find himself in another major media frenzy.
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