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Television Academy Votes to Expel Harvey Weinstein for Life (EXCLUSIVE)

Tuesday - 07/11/2017 14:07
Harvey Weinstein has been expelled for life by the Television Academy, Variety has learned.
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CREDIT: GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

In a meeting Monday, the organization voted to permanently banish the embattled producer, who has been accused of multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

“After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” said the Academy 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.  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.”

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