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Obamas ‘disgusted’ by Weinstein revelations

/ 08:40 AM October 11, 2017
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Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. SCREENGRAB FROM WHITE HOUSE VIDEO

Former United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were “disgusted” by the growing allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a longtime Democratic Party donor.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Obamas also denounced such acts of abuse against women by anyone irrespective of affluence and standing in the society.

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“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,” they said.

“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,” they also said.                                                     /kga

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