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    This New England Senator is Donating Weinstein's Campaign Contribution
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    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the "War and Peace" panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, following new information revealed regarding his conduct, the company's board of directors announced Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is donating a campaign contribution from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit in Providence that aides victims of sexual abuse. 

    A spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Democrat said Tuesday that Whitehouse's campaign will donate Weinstein's $1,000 contribution from 2011 to Day One this week. 

    Weinstein faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. 

    Day One publicly thanked Whitehouse for his generosity and for thinking of survivors' needs during this time. 

    The nonprofit says the donation will go directly toward supporting treatment, intervention, education, advocacy and prevention services. 

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