The Producers Guild of America voted to expel disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, with the guild’s National Board of Directors and Officers, consisting of 20 women and 18 men, voting unanimously today to “institute termination proceedings concerning Harvey Weinstein’s membership,” guild Presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary said in a statement.
“Under the guild’s constitution, Weinstein now has three weeks to respond before the guild makes a final determination on November 6,” USA Today reports, noting that a spokeswoman for Weinstein declined to comment on whether he would respond to the move.
“The guild statement also announced the creation of an anti-sexual harassment task force ‘specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry,'” USA Today reports.
The PGA said in its statement: “Sexual harassment of any type is completely unacceptable. This is a systemic and pervasive problem requiring immediate industry-wide action.
“The PGA calls on leaders throughout the entertainment community to work together to ensure that sexual abuse and harassment are eradicated from the industry.”
Weinstein was kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, after being suspended last week by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
“On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had ‘started the procedures’ to rescind Weinstein’s Legion of Honor award,” USA Today reports.