Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has sexually assaulted many, many women in the past thirty years. Thankfully, Malia Obama was not one of them.
On Tuesday night, Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement, letting people know not only of Malia’s safety, but exactly what they thought of Weinstein and the assaults he is accused of.
Actresses, models, reporters, and aides of Weinstein have stepped forward to accuse him of the horrific things he’s done. Twenty-four women have told their stories, with more expected to come forward in both the United States and Europe.
While some of the stories involved rape, some of them described Weinstein begging them for sexual favors or watching him satisfy himself in the shower. Using complete abuse of his power, some of the women describe Weinstein asking for sex in exchange for an acting role.
Page six confirmed that a source close to the Obamas said that Malia was not victimized by Weinstein in any way while she was an intern at Weinstein’s company in New York. It is also reported that Weinstein never spoke to Malia in any inappropriate way.
In the Barack’s statement, he said that Weinstein should be held accountable for his actions and added, “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such a fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
Barack and Michelle Obama also praised the victims for stepping forward and speaking out. “We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories,” they said.
The Obamas are teaching their own girls how to be empowered and become strong leaders. In a recent speech, Barack said that they have different strengths and temperaments, and he and his wife are teaching them to help others in their own individual ways.
People have been giving Weinstein his dirty donations back, and many want the Obama’s to do the same.