October 23, 2017

BLUFF AND BLUSTER: No Signs Harvey Weinstein Is Taking on the NRA Despite Statement After Sexual Assault Scandal.

The nation’s leading gun-control groups told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday that Harvey Weinstein has not given any money to them despite his promise to channel his anger at himself for sexually abusing numerous women into a fight against the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“We can confirm that he is not an active donor and has not communicated or reached out to us,” James Tyll, a spokesperson for the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told the Free Beacon.

Everytown for Gun Safety went a step further saying Weinsten never donated to it, and it would not accept his money if he tried to now. “No, we have not received any contributions from Harvey Weinstein,” Kate Folmer, a spokesperson for the group, told the Free Beacon. “And while we do not usually answer hypothetical questions, no we wouldn’t accept them.”

Weinstein’s threat was probably little more than a way to test the waters, to see if he could buy his way back into the entertainment industry’s good graces.