Trump says 'not surprised' by Weinstein sex harrassment scandal


Trump knows well what it feels like to be at the center of a sexual harassment scandal.

Right before Donald Trump headed to North Carolina, he spoke for the first time about Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault allegations saying that he has known him for a long time and that he's "not at all surprised to see it", according to a White House pool report.

"I have resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein", Bloom said on Twitter.

When asked if Maerov's criticisms played a role in her resignation, Bloom said, "The criticism I had of the board and the board had of me had as much relevance to my resignation decision as what I had for breakfast today".

Davis declined to comment through his office.

Weinstein was a major supporter for Hillary Clinton's failed run for the presidency, donating tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign and throwing celebrity fundraisers for the Democratic nominee.

Democrats have come under attack for their connections to Weinstein, and the Los Angeles Times reported Friday that several senators are giving away money donated to them by Weinstein as they seek to distance themselves from the scandal.

Earlier this week, a bombshell New York Times report exposed decades of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, including from actress Ashley Judd.

Her announcement came a day after a third of the all-male board of The Weinstein Co. resigned, as the remaining board members announced that they had hired an outside law firm to investigate the allegations and that Weinstein would take an indefinite leave of absence. "Mr. Weinstein and his lawyer have confirmed the essential points of the story", she said.

Sivan claims she has had no further contact with Weinstein since the incident.

Danielle Rhoades Ha, a Times spokesperson, said Weinstein had been given two days to respond and that his full statement had been published.

A ballooning number of women have come forward with similar claims in the past 48 hours.

"I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it".

Bloom has in the past represented women who brought sexual harassment claims against Bill Cosby and the former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

The New York Times has stated that it stands behind its story.