Magazine article Screen International

Academy Clears President John Bailey of Sexual Harassment

Magazine article Screen International

Academy Clears President John Bailey of Sexual Harassment

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“Committee unanimously determined that no further action was merited on this matter.”

John Bailey

After an internal investigation, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has dismissed allegations of sexual harassment made against president John Bailey.

The Academy acted after media allegations about Bailey surfaced earlier in March. Bailey, an acclaimed cinematographer whose credits include Groundhog Day and InThe Line Of Fire, became Academy president in August 2017.

In a statement the Academy said that the review into Bailey had been concluded and that it had “unanimously determined that no further action was merited on this matter… John Bailey remains President of the Academy.”

The statement adds that contrary to previous reports there was only one allegation made against Bailey.

The full statement is below:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has concluded its review, based on its Standards of Conduct, into the allegation made against Academy President John Bailey. The Membership and Administration Committee and its sub-committee thoroughly reviewed and considered the claim, John Bailey’s response, and corroborating statements from both parties. …

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