Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Television Academy on Monday, November 6 as the academy voted to remove Harvey from its ranks for life, in the wake of sex scandals which have seen more than 70 women coming forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the academy said;
After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life. 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.
The statement further continued;
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.
The producer was ousted from The Weinstein Company in last October after The New York Times exposéd Harvey revealing three decades of sexual harassment and misconduct accusations against him.
Harvey Weinstein Amid Sexual Harassment And Assault Expelled From The Television Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to strip Harvey of his membership and he resigned from the Producers Guild of America after it banned the filmmaker for life.
Harvey’s wife, a Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, had announced that she was leaving him.