Oct 11, 2017 07:56 AM EDT

Former President Barack Obama Disgusted By Harvey Weinstein's Behavior

Many celebrities have expressed their rage over Harvey Weinstein's sex scandal and now the former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama reacted and called the Hollywood mogul's behavior "disgusting".

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After the news of Harvey Weinstein's sex scandal emerged, people have been overtly outraged over this issue. Many other celebrities have expressed their rage, Barack Obama being the latest to comment on the Harvey matter.

The former President released a statement in which he said, "Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such a fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status."

Earlier in January Obama and former first lady Michelle's daughter Malia Obama,19, interned at Harvey's Company, The Weinstein Company before attending Harvey University. Harvey in the past has even donated $680,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

Obama further said "We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture -- including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect -- so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future."

Obama and wife Michelle 's declaration comes just hours after the release of a video message from the Republican National Committee, first reported by Daily Mail, condemned him for his silence in the case.

The hit film "Pulp Fiction" producer has been allegedly accused of sexual advances and inappropriate behavior towards several women including actress Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and more.Many others are also slowly opening up their past hapless experiences with the Hollywood mogul.

According to a source, Georgina Chapman is reportedly leaving husband Weinstein though she had planned to stay by him and this had led the social media to boycott her label Marchesa.

Weinstein and Chapman have two children together daughter, India Pearl, 7, who was born in 2010 and a four-year-old son named Dashiell. In her recent statement, Chapman has said that her family is her top priority at the moment and she chose to split from her husband in the wake of the horrifying scandal.

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