Sexually harassment or women assault is the reason why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known as the Oscars, expelled on Saturday his member, the producer Harvey Weinstein.
A number of women, including Hollywood actresses, reported that have been sexually harassed or assaulted by the Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein and three women said they had been raped by him.
The Oscar winner for producing “Shakespeare in Love” is accused also by the actress Gwyneth Paltrow, for being sexually harassed by him.
Another Hollywood legend, the actress and director Angelina Jolie, published last week the bitter truth that she had a bad experience with Weinstein in her youth the reason why she chose never to work with him again.
The organization of the most prestigious film industry announced on Saturday in a statement that its 54-member of the Academy board of governors, include such luminaries as director Steven Spielberg and actors Tom Hanks, Laura Dern and Whoopi Goldberg, “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel Weinstein, from the Academy.”
The Oscar Academy members decided to separate themselves from the unethical Weinstein who does not merit the respect of his colleagues, “the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over,” the academy said.
“The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.”
The Harvey Weinstein was fired last week by the board of directors of his own company, The Weinstein Co.
His brother Bob Weinstein, the co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, on Saturday interview declared that the academy should expel Harvey.
“I was aware of my brother’s marital infidelities, but I had no idea about the type of predator that he was.” Bob Weinstein said.
On Saturday Harvey Weinstein was also suspended from the British film academy BAFTA.
While the President Emmanuel Macron’s office said that France has started the process of stripping Weinstein of his Legion of Honor.