Harvey Weinstein Ousted by Movie Academy after Sexual Harassment Charges Surface

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board has decided to strip membership of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, nine days after hosts of sexual harassment charges surfaced in the media. The decision was taken in a special meeting after two-thirds of the 54 board members voted him out.  While British version of the Oscars, BAFTA, has already suspended membership of Weinstein, Producers Guild of America is preparing to purge him out. Movie Academy, while announcing the special meeting, described Harvey Weinstein’s actions as “repugnant, abhorrent and antithetical to the high standards” followed by it.

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