TV Academy expels Harvey Weinstein for life
Variety has confirmed that the Television Academy voted on Monday, November 6, 2017, to expel disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein for life.
The vote came after Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing dozens upon dozens of actresses throughout his decades-long career in Hollywood, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
“After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the Academy said in a statement to Variety. “The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue. The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership. We have been in contact with leaders across the industry and share with them a deep sense of responsibility to provide clear workplace benchmarks reflecting decency and respect.”
The statement continued, “As a result, we are expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision of our Television Academy membership codes of conduct. We are determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment, ensuring they are able to practice their craft in a safe environment.”
Per Variety, Weinstein received 16 Emmy nominations over the course of his career, for Project Runway and Project Greenlight, respectively.
In recent weeks, Weinstein has also been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; banned for life from the Producers Guild of America; and forced out of his own studio, the Weinstein Company.
In wake of the scandal, Weinstein reportedly fled to Arizona to receive outpatient rehab treatment.