Former Vice President Joe Biden finally condemned Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault after six long days of silence.
Biden spoke at the Anti-Violence Project Courage Awards in New York City, NY on Wednesday night after receiving an award for his work on behalf of the LGBTQ community, reports CNN.
“While we have made progress together, we know that violence and the abuse of power still persist today,” Biden said. “We’ve recently seen that in stark relief in the disgusting conduct and behavior of a very powerful figure in Hollywood. A man who had power over scores of women and their careers. He abused that power in a disgusting and immoral way,” Biden stated.
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He continued, “The cardinal sin was for a man to use his power to abuse a woman or a child. It is disgusting. But because of the bravery of so many courageous women speaking up,” he continued. “Putting their careers at risk to save other women from similar abuse, this disgusting behavior — at least on the part of Harvey Weinstein — has been brought to an abrupt and justifiable end.”
Biden is currently touring college campuses for the “It’s On Us” campaign against college sexual assault that started while President Barack Obama was in office. On Thursday, he will speak at Rutgers University for the campaign.