Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Television Academy Over Abuse Claims
Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer accused of sexual harassment and assault by a number of girls, has been banned for all times from the Television Academy due to “widespread examples of this horrific behavior.”
The group, which awards the Primetime Emmys, voted Monday to oust Mr. Weinstein, Variety reported.
“The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue,” the group mentioned in a press release to Variety. “The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership.”
Investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker have revealed accusations of sexual harassment, assault and rape from girls going again many years. Mr. Weinstein mentioned his habits “has caused a lot of pain.” A consultant for Mr. Weinstein has mentioned he denies allegations of “nonconsensual sex.”
The New Yorker reported Monday that Mr. Weinstein had employed non-public investigators to gather data on his accusers and on journalists who have been reporting about their allegations.
His ouster from the Television Academy is the newest in a collection condemnations since widespread accusations about his therapy of ladies have been revealed final month. Since the accusations surfaced, he has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and fired from the Weinstein Company, which he co-founded.
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