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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein banned by Producers Guild of America over sexual harassment, rape, and assault allegations

Harvey Weinstein has been banned for life from the Producers Guild of America after more than 80 women have accused him of sexual harassment, rape, and assault.

The industry trade associated cut ties with Weinstein on Monday after the board voted unanimously on October 16 during a meeting to have him ousted.

'As was recently reported, the Producers Guild's National Board of Directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein,' read a statement from the guild issued Monday. 

'The PGA Constitution requires that members be given 15 days' notice before disciplinary action is taken. 

'The Guild has received notice that rather than addressing the Guild's charges, Mr. Weinstein elected to resign his membership in the Producers Guild.

'In light of Mr. Weinstein's widely reported behavior, with new reports continuing to surface even now, the Producers Guild's National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership.

'This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein's decades of reprehensible conduct. 

'Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership.'

Weinstein's rep has repeatedly said in a statement that 'any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.' 

Daily Mail



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