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Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled by the Oscars Academy following accusations of sexual harassment and rape.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped Weinstein's lifetime membership following an emergency meeting on Saturday.The group - which includes names such as Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Steven Spielberg - said in a statement they had "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy".:: Harvey Weinstein's accusers, critics and defendersVideo:Special report: Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace The more than 8,000-member group said the film producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by dozens of women, "does not merit the respect of his colleagues".The statement added ...
Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

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The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004. The NYPD did not provide further details.The US academy, which has handed out 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to "discuss the allegations ...