REVEALED: Steve Bannon was in business with Harvey Weinstein before slamming Democrats for taking donations
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon reportedly profited from a business relationship with alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein before he slammed Democrats for taking donations from the movie mogul.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Bannon participated in an “ill-fated joint venture” with Weinstein in 2005.
Weinstein’s company owned 70 percent of Genius Products, a DVD distribution company, while Bannon served as chairman.
The Associated Press pointed out that the Breitbart chief had recently criticized Democrats for connections to Weinstein.
The ties to Weinstein open Bannon up to charges of hypocrisy given Breitbart’s intense focus on the scandal and its political fallout. In recent days the site has featured a blog with live updates on the story; headlines calling out Obama, Clinton and top Democrats for their ties to the producer; and stories attacking other news outlets for failing to cover the scandal with the same ferocity as Breitbart.
“We are extremely honored to be in business with the new Weinstein Company,” Bannon told investors, according to a transcript obtained by the Associated Press.
He added: “The Weinsteins have the most impressive track record in the film industry… Bob and Harvey are two of the most prolific studio heads in the history of Hollywood.”