Harvey Weinstein Has Been Fired From His Company

Oct 10, 2017, 00:16
Harvey Weinstein Has Been Fired From His Company

Nearly three decades ago, a Miramax staffer told her boss that Harvey Weinstein had walked into her bedroom naked. An attorney for Weinstein didn't immediately comment.

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his film studio, the Weinstein Co., in response to reports that he sexually harassed women for decades.

Meryl Streep is speaking out after multiple women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling his behavior "inexcusable" and the women who have spoken out against him "heroes".

Since its founding, The Weinstein Company has produced major hits for Hollywood, including Django Unchained, Lion, Inglorious Basterds and The King's Speech. Actress Ashley Judd, as well as former employees and associates, all gave testimonies for the Times investigation. Sunday night after a third of the board resigned and prominent Democrats began donating Weinstein's financial contributions to charity, the company officially cut Weinstein loose.

Bloom, who says she has known Weinstein for about a year since her book Suspicion Nation was optioned for a film, defended him last week in an interview with Good Morning America.

According to NBC News, on Sunday two sources close to the company revealed that it was considering changing the company's name to distance the production company from business's co-founder.

Karlsen said Weinstein's behavior was allowed to go on for so long because of a "culture of fear".

Weinstein's ouster is one of several recent sexual harassment scandals involving high-profile men in media and entertainment - a list that includes comedian Bill Cosby and Fox Chief Executive Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.

Weinstein's firing came just days after he admitted to behaving inappropriately with some of his female colleagues in the past and apologised for causing them "pain".

Following this, the Weinstein Company board of directors announced that they were dismissing Weinstein "in light of new information about misconduct".

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