Magazine article Screen International

PGA Bans Harvey Weinstein for Life

Magazine article Screen International

PGA Bans Harvey Weinstein for Life

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Guild acts after disgraced former mogul resigns membership.

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) has voted “unanimously” on a lifetime ban for disgraced former mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The body announced the decision on Monday after voting two weeks ago to expel Weinstein in the wake of an avalanche of allegations of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by a multitude of women.

On that occasion Weinstein was to be given a chance to appeal the first decision but chose to resign his membership instead.

“As was recently reported, the Producers Guild’s National Board of Directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein,” the guild said on Monday.

“The PGA Constitution requires that members be given 15 days’ notice before disciplinary action is taken. The Guild has received notice that rather than addressing the Guild’s charges, Mr. …

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