Remember Monica Lewinsky sex scandal? At that time, many Hollywood celebrities offered donations for Bill Clinton’s legal fees. Movie mogul Weinstein also stumped up a substantial amount of funding for the same.
Free Thought Project reported that the scandal that received the most media attention came about in the late 1990s after former Arkansas state employee Paul Jones filed a civil lawsuit against him for sexual harassment when he was the state’s governor.
During the discovery phase of the case, in which Jones’ legal team was searching for Clinton’s inappropriate relationships, the name of a White House intern surfaced: Monica Lewinsky.
Bill Clinton’s Legal Defense Fund
“Hollywood was quick to come to the president’s aid. Among the 62 donors giving the maximum $10,000 were performers and directors such as Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Michael Douglas, Ron Howard, Norman Lear, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw-Spielberg as well as studio executives Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Harvey Weinstein and Bud Yorkin.”
Harvey Weinstein was a big-time Hollywood producer, a major Democratic donor and a notable close friend of the Clintons.