The Weinstein Company has announced that it has fired its co-founder Harvey Weinstein “effective immediately” following the bombshell New York Times report that revealed his history of sexual harassment settlements involving eight women.
JUST IN: Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company in wake of sexual harassment claims pic.twitter.com/9XmjQc9mTr
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 8, 2017
“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days,” the board of directors began in a statement, they’ve “determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”
The Weinstein Company was founded by Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein back in 2005. Some of their most notable films include Inglourious Basterds, The King’s Speech, The Artist, Silver Lining’s Playbook, and Django Unchained.
It’s been reported that Bob Weinstein may have fed the NYT the damning story about his brother.
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