Harvey Weinstein fired from The Weinstein Company

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    Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the film company he co-founded, three days after a New York Times investigation detailed numerous incidents of alleged sexual harassment by the media mogul.

    The remaining board of directors at The Weinstein Company said the decision was made "in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days."

    Weinstein's brother Robert, who goes by Bob, was one of the board members who made the decision.

    "The directors of 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," a statement from the company said Sunday evening.

    The board used to have more than four members. According to the Times, three other board directors resigned on Friday as the Weinstein scandal became international news.

    Back then, two days ago, the remaining board members said they supported Weinstein's choice to take a "leave of absence," and they left the door open for him to return to the film company someday. "Next steps will depend on Harvey's therapeutic progress, the outcome of the Board's independent investigation, and Harvey's own personal decisions," they said.

    Over the weekend, the scandal deepened and became an even more serious threat to the future of the company.

    Some clients of the Weinstein Co. said they might stop working with the company if Harvey Weinstein was still associated with it.

    Two attorneys who were advising Weinstein, Lanny Davis and Lisa Bloom, quit working with him.

    "My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement," Bloom tweeted on Saturday.

    Indeed, discussions between Weinstein's attorneys and the board were underway up until Sunday afternoon, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

    Those discussions ended with Sunday evening's announcement.

    All of this was prompted by Thursday's Times expose, which revealed the powerful film producer has faced many accusations of sexual harassment spanning decades. He reached at least eight settlements with women between 1990 and 2015.

    Weinstein's behavior had been the subject of whispers in Hollywood for decades. But he was mostly able to keep the allegations out of the press until this year.

    Actress Ashley Judd was among the accusers who spoke to the Times for the story.

    When the story came out on Thursday, Weinstein denied some of the allegations, but also admitted that he had behaved improperly at times during his career. He apologized for causing pain.

    "I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them," Weinstein said in a statement.

    A Hollywood guessing game immediately began. Would Weinstein be able to save his career? Would he remain associated with his company?

    He had no immediate comment on Sunday evening.

    Weinstein is a larger-than-life figure in the film world. His first major success came at Miramax Films, where he and his brother Bob championed prestige films and set a new bar while running awards campaigns by throwing expensive events in an attempt to lure voters.

    Weinstein's approach helped "Shakespeare in Love" unexpectedly earn best picture honors over Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan."

    The Weinsteins sold Miramax to Disney in 1993, and they left the company in 2005 to start The Weinstein Company.

    There, they saw success with films like "Silver Linings Playbook," "The King's Speech" and "Django Unchained."

    The company's recent films include "Lion," "Gold," and "Wind River."

    Source: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/08/media/harvey-weinstein-fired-weinstein-company/index.html
     
    Esizzle likes this.
  2. About damn time. I hope karma really fVck's up his entire life. Rich powerful men cant just going around molesting women without consequences.
     
  3. Incredible he got away with this for so long.
     
  4. All of Hollywood is getting away with this. The casting couch isn't a fable.
     
    anitsirk, pjhm, bethtx_2000 and 12 others like this.
  5. This would be more admirable if they did it before he was busted. Just saving face now.
     
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  6. What a sicko! His wife will be divorcing him next....
     
  7. Please, this means nothing! Guess what his last name is? They will still have to sleep with him to get roles, he will just not be directly affiliated with his company.
     
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  8. If it is true that his brother was the person to finally have all of this come out, that is some real Cain and Abel sh*t right there.
     
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  9. I read that the brother has been trying to get him out for years.
     
  10. Really? Wow, wow, wow!!
     
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  11. His brother and the rest of the board are also complicit with HW’s BS. The members have all known about his disgusting behavior for years and didn’t do anything about it until external pressure — aka embarrassment— forced them. They had the power to fire him years ago and they did absolutely nothing, thereby allowing him to continue his harassment.
     
  12. We're living in modern times plagued by old world rules.
     
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  13. Don't get me wrong I think those people are A-holes but Harvey is a viscous dog and was extremely powerful, he could make people's lives very difficult.

    People are coming out against him now because his power and influence have been ebbing away for years, he's finally weak enough where people don't fear him, it's the same story with all the other old men that have been taken down in recent years.

    I've been reading reporter's comments they've been mentioning old articles written about the abuses in HWood that never caught on with the public. The people who were the subject of abuse frequently refuted the reports because it caused them more hassle than good... it's very difficult too get things to happen until a certain critical mass has been reached, a lot of it is a matter of timing.



    He and his brother have a very acrimonious relationship but I think the bit about his brother being the architect behind this was something Harvey pushed out to gain sympathy for himself. It looked like it was part of the behind the scenes flurry of Harvey trying to salvage whatever was left of his reputation.

    I saw on CNN's Reliable Sources last night that the NYT had been working on this story for 8 months, perhaps his brother helped but I don't know that he was behind the push for it. On the program they spoke a bit about how difficult it was to get sources on the record and how even for the NYT it was difficult to do an article on someone that could potentially damage their business. It seemed like the NYT had in recent months made it more of a priority to report on things they previously may have let go.

    The stories in the NYT's article have been round for a long time the major difference was that this time you had someone significant (as in Ashely Judd) willing to go on the record and I'm guessing the reason she was prepared to go on the record probably had something to do with the current climate we're living in.
     
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  14. I still think that Judd had noting to lose.

    If you ask me, not that anyone did, the silence among Hollywood's A and B list is deafening.
     
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  15. Good thing he's exposed now. He deserves it. I feel bad for her wife, she's such a smart and talented woman and I hope this doesn't tarnish her reputation.