Weinstein was expelled from the American Academy

Weinstein was expelled from the American Academy

WASHINGTON, 14 Jul — RIA Novosti. The American film Academy has decided to exclude from its ranks a suspect in a sexual harassment producer Harvey Weinstein, said in a statement on Saturday the statement of the organization.

“The Board of Directors of the Academy discussed the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and voted for its exception,” the statement reads. It is also reported that for this decision voted “much more” of the required two thirds of the participants.

“We are not just separated from those who do not respect their own colleagues. We are also sending a signal that the time is shameful unbridled sexual manners and violence at work in our industry have been”, — stressed in the Academy.

The New York Times published the results of its investigation, according to which Weinstein for decades, starting around 1990, molested women, promising to help them with a career, it was a famous actress, assistant producer and many others.

Several famous Actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow, angelina Jolie and Kate beckinsale also said that at the beginning of their career had been subjected to harassment by Weinstein.

Subsequently, the Board of Directors of the Weinstein Company, formed by brothers Bob and Harvey Winstanly, fired the producer.