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09th Oct 2017

Harvey Weinstein dismissed following sexual harassment claims

The movie mogul has been accused of decades sexual harassment.
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Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed from the Weinstein Company following multiple sexual harassment claims.

The allegations came to light in the recent days when actress Ashley Judd accused the film producer of asking her to his hotel room, offering her a message, and asking her if she wanted to watch him shower.

Judd told the New York Times that she thought she was attending a “professional breakfast meeting.”

Following this, the Weinstein Company board of directors announced that they were dismissing Weinstein “in light of new information about misconduct.”

In a statement, they said:

“The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”

Before the Times ran their article, Weinstein told them that he was taking a leave of absence.

He also said that he was seeing a therapist to deal with the issue “head on.”

“I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.

“Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”

Weinstein’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, also resigned following the allegations.