After a sequence of bombshell sexual assault allegations towards the Hollywood producer, The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences stated its board of governors will maintain an emergency assembly on Saturday to “focus on the allegations towards Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”
“The Academy finds the conduct described within the allegations towards Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the excessive requirements of the Academy and the artistic neighborhood it represents,” the group stated in an announcement.
It was not instantly clear what punitive measures The Academy might take. The group didn’t reply to a number of requests for added data.
The announcement follows a transfer by The British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts on Wednesday to suspend Weinstein’s membership.
Weinstein turned the topic of public outrage after several shocking reports over the previous few days that detailed a long time price of alleged sexual harassment and rape.
A spokesperson for Weinstein stated this week that “any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied.” Weinstein additionally apologized for “the way in which I’ve behaved with colleagues prior to now.”
The controversy has triggered a enterprise catastrophe for Weinstein, an business big. The Weinstein Firm’s board — which incorporates Harvey’s brother, Robert — stated Sunday that Harvey Weinstein had been “terminated, effective immediately.”
The Weinstein Firm is behind quite a few Oscar-winning hits, together with “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The King’s Speech,” and “Django Unchained.”
Weinstein additionally personally gained an Oscar in 1999 for the movie “Shakespeare in Love,” which acquired the Finest Image award. Weinstein was a producer for the undertaking.
A consultant for Weinstein informed CNN on Tuesday that the disgraced mogul is heading to rehab.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed October 11, 2017: 5:19 PM ET