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Harvey Weinstein Fired From ‘The Weinstein Company’ Following Sexual Harassment Scandal

After a series of sexual harassment allegations, The New York Times report that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his company, The Weinstein Company. Some of the stories were pretty terrible, and it prompted The Weinstein Company Board of Representatives to release this statement:

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, 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.”

It prompted quite the reaction on Twitter:

Meryl Streep, who previously called Weinstein a ‘God’ released this statement:

“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.

One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t know about these other offenses: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts. And If everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.

The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”

He apparently sent out a letter to colleagues before this came to light:

It’s also interesting to note that this apparently was supposed to be reported on in 2004, but Matt Damon and Russell Crowe, along with Weinstein, prevented it from happening.

To call this a bombshell would be putting it lightly. Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comment section.

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