Maloney Statement on Harvey Weinstein
“I am appalled and disgusted by Harvey Weinstein’s abhorrent behavior and abuse of women. The many reports that have surfaced of his years of abuse are disgusting and it is disturbing on many levels that he was able to get away with this for so long. I applaud the courage of the women who are now speaking out. Talking publicly about sexual abuse is one of the most difficult things a person can do and I hope that every one of his victims comes forward. As these women tell their stories, it is incumbent upon law enforcement authorities in every jurisdiction where Mr. Weinstein abused women to fully investigate these charges and prosecute Mr. Weinstein to the fullest extent of the law. Sexual abuse is this country cannot be tolerated.
“Now more than ever, our country needs an Equal Rights Amendment to give bedrock protections to women and I will continue to do all that I can to pass this long-overdue amendment”