Washington: In the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape, the Television Academy has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from its ranks for life.
“After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the academy said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.
“The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue. The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership.”
“We have been in contact with leaders across the industry and share with them a deep sense of responsibility to provide clear workplace benchmarks reflecting decency and respect,” the statement continued.
“As a result, we are expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision of our Television Academy membership codes of conduct. We are determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment, ensuring they are able to practice their craft in a safe environment.”
Weinstein is also under separate criminal and civil rights investigations in Los Angeles, New York and London. He has repeatedly denied all accusations of non-consensual sex. (ANI)