Magazine article Screen International

BFI Withdraws Harvey Weinstein Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Withdraws Harvey Weinstein Fellowship

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Disgraced producer stripped of BFI’s highest honour.

Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his BFI Fellowship following the ongoing sexual harassment scandal engulfing the mogul.

The BFI said:

”A BFI Fellowship is the highest honour we can bestow, awarded by the BFI’s Board of Governors to individuals for their outstanding contribution to film and television. The serious and widespread allegations about Harvey Weinstein’s appalling conduct are in direct opposition to the BFI’s values. The BFI Board has met and decided to withdraw the BFI Fellowship awarded to Harvey Weinstein in 2002.

”Sexual harassment, abuse and bullying is unacceptable under any circumstances. …

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