The Obama’s are facing criticism after a resurfaced video of Michelle Obama calling Harvey Weinstein a wonderful human being surfaced. The Obama’s also let their daughter Malia intern for the Weinstein company despite all the rumors about Weinstein that existed at the time.
“I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein for organizing this amazing day,” Obama said to attendees. “This is possible because of Harvey. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse. The fact that he and his team took the time to make this happen to all of you should say something not about at me or about this place, but about you. Everybody here, here because of you.”
Meanwhile Malia Obama claims she is still owed money by the Weinstein company from her time interning.
The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy and files obtained by Deadlineinclude an extensive 394-page list of people, organizations, and firms that still haven’t been paid. Malia Obama’s name shows up among the A-list celebrities and production companies included in the document. The contact information listed under her name is for the Weinstein Company’s New York office, where the First Daughter interned before starting her freshman year at Harvard.
Malia worked for the production company only months before the New York Times published the article alleging that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted dozens of women during his career as a powerful Hollywood producer. Although the bankruptcy files don’t disclose details such as how much money Malia is owed or what the money is owed for, it’s likely that Malia still hasn’t been paid the full wages for her internship, which ended in 2017.Mashable