Television Academy Launches Proceedings Against Harvey Weinstein

Oct 20, 2017  •  Post A Comment

He has already been expelled from the Motion Picture Academy, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and now disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein faces a similar fate with the Television Academy.

The AP reports that the TV Academy voted to start disciplinary proceedings against Weinstein. “The academy, which bestows the Emmy Awards, said a hearing has been set for November to consider ‘action up to and including termination of academy membership,'” the story reports.

Weinstein, the co-founder of The Weinstein Co., has been fired from that company, and is facing criminal investigations in New York, London and Los Angeles in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

“More than 40 women have accused Weinstein, 65, of harassment or abuse,” the AP reports. “Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong’o have all accused Weinstein of harassment, while actresses Asia Argento and Rose McGowan have accused the film mogul of raping them.”

Nyong’o, an Oscar winner for “12 Years a Slave,” accused Weinstein of multiple incidents of harassment in an op-ed piece published Thursday by The New York Times, as we reported previously.

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