I highly doubt that they were. That does nothing to say that the groups publicly offering money today for people to come forward against specific members of the opposing party aren't looking to do so. Yes, that is still support. That also isn't what the article linked is talking about... as it said: “If you’re getting money from someone who has an ax to grind against the person you’re accusing of unlawful activity, that most certainly opens the door to a line of questioning that very well could undermine the veracity of your client’s story,” said Douglas H. Wigdor, a leading New York employment lawyer who has brought a barrage of lawsuits against powerful men and institutions in recent years. If we want to start staking these assholes that perpetrate these assaults to the wall, then we would do well to not leave our cases open to having more holes than a block of swiss cheese poked in them, because you can bet your bottom dollar that they will have lawyers willing and able to use such a thing as being offered money to come forward as a means to sow doubt in the jury's mind.