Hollywood Women Avoid Giving to Hillary

Staying away in droves

Women in Hollywood are hardly beating a path to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Only one in four on the list have opened their purses for Clinton, according to a review of the 100 most powerful women in Tinseltown in The Hollywood Reporter.

Some Hollywood power women are reluctant to give Clinton cash for a range of reasons. "They don't like Benghazi," says one female dealmaker. "They don't like the way she's handled Bill's infidelities. They don't like the email scandal. All these things have created a lack of trust."

Many share some version of the sentiment that Lena Dunham reportedly expressed at a 2015 fundraiser. Though she has campaigned on Clinton's behalf, Dunham vented about the former first lady at a New York City event hosted by HBO CEO Richard Plepler. According to The New York Times, Dunham was "disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had had sexual encounters with or been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton."

One industry insider told THR that all the powerful women want a woman in the White House - some just wish the candidate were not Hillary.

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