(Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, that organizes a Oscars, pronounced on Wednesday that it would reason a special assembly on Saturday to plead allegations opposite writer Harvey Weinstein.
“The Academy finds a control described in a allegations opposite Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to a high standards of a Academy and a artistic village it represents,” a Academy pronounced in a statement.
“The Board of Governors will be holding a special assembly on Saturday, Oct 14, to plead a allegations opposite Weinstein and any actions fitting by a Academy.”
Weinstein’s mouthpiece Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately lapse a ask for criticism on a Academy’s statement.
The matter follows allegations that Weinstein intimately tormented or assaulted a series of women over a past 3 decades.
Weinstein has denied carrying non-consensual sex with anyone.
Earlier on Wednesday, Weinstein was dangling from a British film academy BAFTA.
“In light of new really critical allegations, BAFTA has sensitive Harvey Weinstein that his membership has been suspended, effective immediately,” a academy pronounced in a statement.
Weinstein won an Oscar in 1999 for producing best design leader “Shakespeare in Love.”
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Toni Reinhold