Hollywood dinosaur Harvey Weinstein fired amidst sexual assault allegations

Emmett Rice
October 10, 2017

Weinstein was already on leave from the production company that shares his name, while its board had hired an outside firm to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct.

The firing of Weinstein by his own company, Konner said, "is going to scare any man in Hollywood using his power for anything but making movies and television".

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been terminated from his position as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

These allegations span numerous decades and Weinstein was so powerful and influential that in many cases the assaults were covered up and never reported on.

Those involved include Kiss The Girls star Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, who appeared in films including Scream, according to the New York Times.

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The Weinstein Company fired Weinstein on Sunday.

Weinstein released a statement to the newspaper that read in part, "I came of age in the 60's and 70's when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different". The termination action was taken by Bob Weinstein (Mr. Weinstein's brother), Tarak Ben Ammar, Lance Maerov and Richard Koenigsberg. Weinstein had settled with at least eight women who accused him of harassment, the article said.

On Saturday, a prominent women's rights lawyer who was counseling Weinstein on the claims, Lisa Bloom, resigned as an adviser amid a torrent of criticism.

"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. One of the sources said they were friends of Weinstein's and didn't want to be involved in removing him.

"I've known Harvey Weinstein for a long time". But with the sexual harassment revelations, Democratic political figures moved quickly over the weekend to transfer the same amount of Weinstein's donations to charitable causes.

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