Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein Suspended from Bafta

Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein Suspended from Bafta

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Producer suspended following series of serious allegations.

As Harvey Weinstein’s career continues to unravel, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has informed the producer that he has been suspended from its membership, effective immediately.

The move follows multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by the Hollywood producer of Shakespeare In Love and Pulp Fiction, which were yesterday furthered by a New Yorker expose that alleged Weinstein had raped three women.

In a statement, Bafta said that while it “has previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with Bafta’s values. …

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