Harvey Weinstein Officially Dethroned From The Weinstein Company

Elizabeth Wagmeister

The Weinstein Company's board of directors announced the firing today in a statement, saying it made the move "in light of new information about misconduct".

Weinstein allegedly reached "eight previously undisclosed settlements" with several women, including former assistants and actresses, who made allegations of "sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact" against the 65-year-old, according to an investigation by the New York Times.

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was sacked on Sunday from the company he co-founded.

Lisa Bloom, a lawyer then advising Weinstein, said Thursday that he "denies numerous accusations as patently false", and Weinstein's attorney Charles Harder said his client was preparing a lawsuit against the Times.

The Weinstein Company was founded in 2005 by Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob. Her statement arrives four days after the New York Times reported on his decades of sexual harassment.

Oscar-nominated producer Elizabeth Karlsen, who worked on movies including "Carol" and "The Crying Game", said a young executive told her in the late 1980s or early '90s that Weinstein had "appeared naked in her bedroom". Actress Rose McGowan has spoken out against Weinstein calling him a "monster".

The Weinstein Company's board of representatives issued the following statement.

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.

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company with immediate effect "in light of new information about misconduct", the board of directors has announced.

"I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein", the tweet said.

"The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported", the three-time Oscar victor, 68, said in a statement to HuffPost on Monday, October 9. That was the culture then.



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