Washington( CNN) Six days after sexual harassment allegations were originally made against Harvey Weinstein, former Vice President Joe Biden conveyed his disgust with the Hollywood executive and Democratic megadonor.
Speaking at the Anti-Violence Project Courage Awards Wednesday night in New York City after being presented with a fortitude awarding for his work on behalf of the LGBTQ community, Biden, for the first time, addressed the situation with Weinstein, who has now been accused of sexual assault and rape as well as decades of predatory behavior.
“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 aid in the disgusting conduct and behavior of a very powerful figure in Hollywood. A boy who had power over ratings of women and their careers. He abused that power in a disgusting and immoral way.”