George Stephanopoulos Wife Cancels Book Tour Appearance After Husband’s Clinton Cash Donation

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Ali Wentworth, the wife of ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, is now cancelling TV appearances scheduled to flog her new book after questions about his massive donations to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation have caused her husband much unwelcome attention.

Wentworth was scheduled to appear on the Bravo Network’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” but only days before the air date her place had to be filled with another guest because Wentworth bailed out on the interview.

The appearance was supposed to be an opportunity for Wentworth to flog her forthcoming book Happily Ali After and Other Fairly True Tales. Her cancellation was definitely on short notice, as she was Tweeting about her appearance only three days before she was supposed to go on the show.

The cancellation comes in the same month that her husband was rocked by the fact that Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton operative before becoming a journalist, had recently donated up to $75,000 to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation.

Early in May it became clear that Stephanopoulos tied to hide his large donations to the Clintons, and it wasn’t many days before he was issuing a halfhearted apology for not being up front with his audience.

That wasn’t the end of the situation, as a few days later the ABC anchor was forced to recuse himself from the upcoming 2016 GOP debates. And at least 12 well known journalists publicly condemned Stephanopoulos for his actions.

But others have pointed out that this should not surprise anyone due to the decades-long ties that Stephanopoulos has to the Clintons. In fact, it was revealed that Stephanopoulos had been a frequent participant in Clinton Foundation events, even over these last few years.

The anchor’s wife did not say that her husband’s troubles caused her to cancel her appearance. Through her publicist she claimed that she only canceled the appearance to better fit her book’s release schedule.

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