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Paul Ryan: 'Naïve' to Think No Weinstein Types in Congress

Paul Ryan: 'Naïve' to Think No Weinstein Types in Congress
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (AP)

By    |   Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:34 PM

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said it was "naïve" to think members of Congress were not guilty of the same lewd behavior that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Washington Examiner reported Sunday.

"It would be naive to suggest that doesn't happen. And I do believe exposing these things can help improve the culture. Look, I've got to confess. I'm not a big Hollywood gossiper," Ryan told MSNBC.

"I didn't know who [Weinstein] was until I started reading these articles. I'm not a big Hollywood pop culture [fan]. It's horrendous. No woman should ever fear they have to put up with this kind of stuff. Obviously, he needs to be held to account," he continued.

"In any institution, wherever you look in society, you're going to have these kinds of problems. The more you can expose it and the more we can castigate people in society on these things to show that this is not acceptable behavior, that's to the good," he added.

Weinstein is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and rape since the publication of articles in The New York Times and "New Yorker" magazine that detailed his abuse in the entertainment industry. He has since been fired from his company and kicked out of the Motion Picture Academy.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said it was "naïve" to think members of Congress were not guilty of the same lewd behavior that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Washington Examiner reported Sunday.
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