Academy of Motion Pictures to meet over allegations against Weinstein

FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.
FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

October 11, 2017

(Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Wednesday that it would hold a special meeting on Saturday to discuss allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

“The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents,” the Academy said in a statement.

“The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”

Weinstein’s spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately return a request for comment on the Academy’s statement.

The statement follows allegations that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

Earlier on Wednesday, Weinstein was suspended from the British film academy BAFTA.

“In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Harvey Weinstein that his membership has been suspended, effective immediately,” the academy said in a statement.

Weinstein won an Oscar in 1999 for producing best picture winner “Shakespeare in Love.”

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

  • Tim maher

    So where is “that nasty woman?” When it was over a single male locker room comment uttered in private she couldn’t wait to dawn her swine pig ear vagina on her head and jump in front of the cameras. Now that it’s multiple incidents of abuse involving one of her own all we get is crickets. WHAT A HYPOCRIT!

  • Roy Beane

    Another dog and pony show for the benefit of the public, no doubt. Being a big wealthy liberal whose sexual escapades they have hypocritically ignored for years, he must have really seriously pizzed off somebody important for the roof to be caving in on him like it is now. Funny how the Dimms are scattering away from him as fast as they can like a skunk at a picnic.

    • Tim maher

      Maybe he is a Russian agent LoL.

    • Tim maher

      Maybe he is a Russian agent LoL.

  • alneuman

    “the academy” full of people that have the same “lifestyle” as weinstein. they are most likely meeting to cover their own misdeeds.

  • Tony Anthony

    Tell me, Will they ask for his Oscar back?? I find this whole thing very hypocritical. Look at the long term well established actresses that said they were seduced by him, Streep, Peltrow , Judd, Jolie, and others You are big names in Hollywood, Your voice would have carried weight, Instead you choose to stay quiet, endangering other younger women to this sexual predator. All of you are Hippocrates for your actions. But lets not pretend that this is the only one doing this. Hollywood has had casting couches for the last 100 years , even during the old no talking movies. And there are plenty more today. Why do you think people compare Hollywood to Sodom and Gamora

  • Floridastorm

    They’re meeting on whether to give him an Oscar or just a standing ovation.

  • Terry

    I imagine the Harvey Weinstein Lifetime Achievement Award is mute!

    • Roy Beane

      No doubt it will be called “The Weinstein Woody Award”.

  • Joseph Verville

    Folks I know marvel at the fact that I haven’t seen any of the movies they rave about. I lost all desire to entertain myself with Hollywood products a long time ago and with recent revelations of just how disgusting these people in Hollywood are, I don’t feel like I’ve missed a thing. But what’s not to know. Most of Hollywood is liberal trash anyway.

  • Burrito Jackson

    Every male actor in Hollywood is sweating right now.

    • Tim maher

      Don’t you know it? Probably some of the females too.

    • Terry

      Look how fast Ben Affleck came out to apologize for his actions in 2003. There is a planned Video Game in which you answer Trivia Questions about “Casting Couch Exploits” throughout Hollywood.

    • FedUp

      And some female actors, too!

  • Tim maher

    Wow. A bunch of Hollywood types are having a meeting. I bet that does a lot of good. What are they going to discuss? How to keep good old Harvey from ratting out the rest of them?

    • Lawmadsen

      They are discussing showing solidarity with their victims… er… I mean victims of sexual abuse by possibly playing the National Anthem at every awards show so they can all kneel or maybe by coming up with a really cool hashtag and taking a bunch of selfies.

  • Scott Henke

    What’s the over/under on when Weinerstein offs himself?

    • Terry

      If I was Harvey Weinstein, I would not get into a car with Hillary Clinton. Vince Foster made that mistake.

  • CLS

    ‘I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck’: Makeup artist now claims Batman star and Weinstein protégé ‘grabbed my a**’ at a Golden Globes party’ in 2014

  • Mr Gerald Dickerson

    … what should we do. We have to protect him or he will expose us all?

  • All American

    Why aren’t the cat eared gals with the big voices marching on Hollywood??
    It’s called double standards. Women’s rights in Hollywood what a lie and what huge jokes these actresses that marched on inauguration day in DC are!
    Thal about deplorable. Yeah Hillary

    • Mr Gerald Dickerson

      So you think he has replaced that pedophile bill Clinton?

      • All American

        That is a whole other story called “Lolita”

  • TeaBagTheTakers

    He is the face of the Democrat Party.

    • All American

      Yes ill

    • Tim maher

      You sure he is the face?

      • TeaBagTheTakers

        This month it is.

  • Webb ✓ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ

    Debauched perverts all. These people provide our “entertainment”. Sick.

    • All American

      Boycotting works it gives you peace!

    • Floridastorm

      Have you seen the so-called “entertainment” that has come out of Hollyweird over the last few years. This Pig, Weinstein, is one of the leading producers. Any wonder that the movie industry is a sewer?