Movie mogul Weinstein fired over harassment claimsArchive
NEW YORK: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was fired from his film studio The Weinstein Company following reports he sexually harassed women for decades, as Hollywood stood accused on Monday of protecting one of its own despite a pattern of misconduct.
The firing came three days after a bombshell New York Times report alleged that Weinstein, the producer behind such hits as “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist,” preyed on young women hoping to break into the film industry. Weinstein’s accusers — who reportedly include celebrities such as Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd — say the 65-year-old tycoon had promised to help advance their careers in exchange for sexual favours, pressuring them to massage him and watch him naked.
“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company... have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the company’s board said in a statement late Sunday.
Published in Dawn, October 10th, 2017