Actress Lena Dunham claims that she warned Hillary Clinton’s communications director about Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour, according to a New York Times report.
Dunham told the Times that when she worked with the Clinton presidential campaign last year, she tried to warn them about rape allegations against the movie mogul and that they would become public at some point.
Magazine editor Tina Brown also said she cautioned the Clinton campaign about Weinstein.
Representatives for Dunham did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Mrs Clinton’s communications director Nick Merrill told the paper that "only (Dunham) can answer why she would tell them instead of those who could stop him".
Weinstein was a significant contributor to Democratic candidates and helped fundraise for Mrs Clinton.
Weinstein’s representatives have denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.