Former President Barack Obama condemns Harvey Weinstein in a scathing statement, saying, “any man who demeans and degrades a woman in such a fashion needs to be condemned.”
Barack and Michelle Obama’s statement: “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
“We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture – including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect — so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”
The Obamas statement comes on the heels of Hillary Clinton’s statement condemning Weinstein’s horrific behavior. She, too, praised the women who came forward to tell their stories.