Schumer, Gillibrand donate campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State’s two U.S. Senators have both agreed to donate thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to charities that support women.

It’s in response to allegations of sexual harassment by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

He was fired from his own studio on Sunday.

Weinstein was a prominent donor to many Democrats, including senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer.

Schumer talked about the controversy during a stop in Lewiston.

“I think what Harvey Weinstein did was awful, awful, awful, and I didn’t return the money to him,” Schumer said. “I returned it to charities that help women who have had sexual abuse.”

Sen. Schumer received more than $14,000 in campaign contributions from Weinstein during his political career. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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