"The behavior described by women coming forward can not be tolerated", Clinton said. Weinstein was later terminated from the movie production company bearing his name, The Weinstein Company.
Her statement made no mention of the donations.
But as a bundler, much of his work for campaigns was gathering up donations from others into large sums - making potentially returning Weinstein's donations more complicated for politicians like Clinton and Obama.
Hillary Clinton kicks off her book tour of her memoire of the 2016 presidential campaign titled "What Happened" with a signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square on September 12, 2017 in NY. During a roughly 90-minute speech Monday night, Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, did not address the controversy.
In a clip from the interview, Clinton tells host Sarah Ferguson she believes Trump is the most unsafe president in US history and that the whole world should be concerned.
Doyle was asked about Clinton not condemning Weinstein, who has fundraised and donated to the former secretary of State's campaigns while appearing at an event this week.More news: EPA Readying Tuesday Rollout to Repeal Clean Power Plan, Pruitt Says
The offices of former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden declined to comment as well. Clinton also headlined a number of big-dollar fundraisers at Weinstein's home in New York City. As for Obama and his post-White House team, however, no official statement or comment has yet to be publicized.
On Tuesday, The New Yorker published a major story in which several women alleged sexual assault by Weinstein.
A high-profile donor in the Democratic Party, Weinstein has contributed more $20,000 to Clinton's campaigns since she ran for U.S. Senate in NY in 1999, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, have said they are giving that money to charities helping women.
Longtime Clinton aides have been confused by the former secretary of state's silence on the issue, questioning - in private - why she has not weighed in at all.