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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton denounced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, and she encouraged others to come forward with their stories of mistreatment:

“The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated,” Clinton said, following widespread criticism of her silence in the wake of reports that Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed multiple women.

While several Democratic lawmakers reportedly pledged to return Weinstein's donations, Clinton has remained silent since last week when the New York Times first reported on the allegations. As was previously reported, Clinton has received at least tens of thousands of dollars from Weinstein during her political career.

Clinton's statement came just after The New Yorker reported hearing from three women who alleged Weinstein raped them, forcing them to engage in oral and vaginal sex. The New York Times also reported Tuesday that Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie were among several actresses with whom Weinstein initiated unwanted sexual advances.

According to a statement from Weinstein's spokesperson, the Hollywood producer denies engaging in any nonconsensual sexual activity.

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