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Within days of Ivana Trump's claim that she, not Melania Trump, is First Lady [VIDEO], former Democratic Party Presidential nominee #Hillary Clinton has expressed shock and disbelief over the accusations of sexual misconduct against #Harvey Weinstein from numerous women. Clinton stated that she was "shocked and appalled" over the accusations and that such behavior "cannot be tolerated." In a statement, which later was sent in a tweet from Clinton's personal Twitter account, the former First Lady, Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York State, stipulated that she admires the "courage" portrayed by the women who came forth to lodge accusations against Weinstein.

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Weinstein's donations

Weinstein was a major player in Hillary Clinton's fundraising efforts in her 2016 Presidential campaign. In addition to personally donating $2700 of his own, personal funds to Clinton's campaign, the multi-billionaire also hosted a fundraiser for her at which each ticket sold for $33,400. This has raised questions from Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and #Donald Trump Jr. as to exactly when Clinton would speak out on this matter. Clinton answered those concerns on Tuesday when she finally took it upon herself to release the statement of shock and dismay over Weinstein's behavior.

A 'better person'

Weinstein, who openly admitted that he could have been "a better person," was fired from his own production company on Sunday in response to the mounting sexual abuse allegations against him.

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However, Weinstein's attorney, Charles Harder, stated that the accusations against Weinstein largely emanate from "hearsay" and "false and defamatory statements," according to ABC News on Tuesday.

If, in fact, the accusations against Weinstein are proven to be hearsay, then most likely the charges will be dropped. For all intents and purposes, hearsay occurs when a party repeats something about which they have no first-hand knowledge that was told to them by a third party. Statements from witnesses to the effect that they know a particular person is guilty because a third party told them that they heard the person is guilty, would be dismissed as hearsay in a court of law.

At this point in time, it is largely unknown if the accusations against Weinstein are, in fact hearsay because the case has not yet been heard in court. Once the trial begins, the evidence, as well as its sources, will be revealed and the likely disposition of the case will be more apparent to all parties.

Trump weighs in

President Donald Trump weighed in on the Weinstein matter with a tweet.

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In the tweet, 'the Donald" stated that Clinton had been "quiet" on Weinstein and that he thought that she would have been "all over this."

Trump made no mention of the 2005 video in which he brags about how easy it is for him to attract women because he is a star. In that video, Trump described himself as a "magnet" for women. It is doubtful that he was referring to the thousands of women who have taken to the streets since he got elected President to protest his political positions against women's rights.