Weinstein Co house ousts Harvey Weinstein after nuisance allegations

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(Reuters) – The Weinstein Co has dismissed co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of passionate nuisance allegations opposite a executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest energy brokers, a film prolongation association pronounced on Sunday.

The depart leaves Weinstein’s hermit Bob, a co-chairman, and arch handling officer David Glasser during a helm of a company.

The house of directors done a preference “in light of new information about bungle by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in a past few days,” a association pronounced in an emailed statement, adding that he had been notified.

A mouthpiece for a executive did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.

The association pronounced on Friday that Weinstein, 65, was holding an unfixed leave of deficiency after a New York Times reported that he had done 8 settlements with women who had indicted him of neglected earthy hit and passionate nuisance over 3 decades.

Weinstein has constructed or distributed Oscar-winning cinema including “Shakespeare in Love” and “Chicago.” He was a distinguished donor to Democrats during a 2016 ubiquitous choosing campaign.

The association also pronounced it was conducting the possess inner investigation.

Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Additional stating and essay by Hilary Russ in New York; Editing by Richard Chang

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