Magazine article Screen International

Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein

Magazine article Screen International

Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein

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The Academy… has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy.”

Harvey Weinstein

The board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Saturday voted to expel disgraced former film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The move comes as the PGA prepares to meet on Monday to decide what steps it will take and follows last week’s decision by Bafta to suspend the Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) co-founder in light of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment allegations.

In a statement the Academy said: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy.

“We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. …

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