Instead of heading straight to college after graduating high school, Malia Obama took a “gap year” in which she interned at Harvey Weinstein’s film company in New York City. While this may not have made nationwide news just a few short months ago, now everyone’s left wondering—what happened when Malia Obama was there?
Obama daughter “landed an internship at the Weinstein Company,” very recently…but was she was doing more than just fetching coffee:
Malia Obama, 19, landed an internship at the Weinstein Company right after her dad left office earlier this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Working in the New York City office, she was doing more than fetching coffee—TMZ reported that Malia Obama was “ensconced in the production/development department,” tasked with “reading through scripts and deciding which ones move on to Weinstein brass.”
Her internship has come under new scrutiny in the wake of a New York Times investigation that revealed Weinstein paid off at least eight women who accused him of sexual harassment, which often included unwanted touching or promises that he would help further their careers.
For example, Frank Rich, an executive producer for Veep and a New York writer, tweeted about how Weinstein’s transgressions were not a secret.