The famous American film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused of sexual harassment, dismissed Weinstein Company, which co-owner he is, transmits Bi-bi-si.
In a statement, the Weinstein Company said that the decision about the dismissal of Weinstein was made immediately due to the release of information about misconduct film producer.
Harvey Weinstein, the winner of many prestigious awards, including the Oscar and the BAFTA, was informed of the decision of the management of the company.
Weinstein, one of the most famous Hollywood producers, worked on such films as “Shakespeare in Love”, “the King speaks!” “Pulp fiction” and “Django unchained.”
His sudden dismissal followed the publication in the New York Times, published last week. The journalists reported the allegations of Weinstein in the sexual harassment of young Actresses and female employees of his production company. According to the newspaper, evidence of battered women say that such behavior was characteristic of the producer for at least three decades.
Previously, 65-year-old film producer has apologized for his behavior and said it plans to take in the near future unpaid leave. “The way I behaved towards colleagues in the past brought them a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for that,” said Weinstein.
Later, however, he said he will sue the newspaper for publication, which stated that at least eight women accusing him of harassment, he managed to negotiate out of court.
Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, is the co-founder of a production company Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
The accusations against him, according to the newspaper, were received mostly from young women who hoped to make a career in the film industry. The number of women accusing Weinstein of harassment, is a famous American actress Ashley Judd and rose McGowan.
Women who made accusations against Weinstein, saying the movie producer forced them to massage him and look at him in the Nude. “In exchange,” he promised them promotion in his career.
The US President Donald trump said Saturday that it is not surprised by the scandal, in which Weinstein was a supporter of the Democrats.
After the publication in the New York Times many members of the Democratic party promised to transfer the money received from Weinstein, to charity.
Harvey Weinstein is now married to British actress and designer Georgina Chapman, the couple had two children. In the late 1970s, Weinstein, along with his brother founded Miramax, which they later sold to Disney.
In 2005, he and his brothers founded the Weinstein Company, which produced such blockbusters as “Django unchained”, “lion” and “the Butler”.
The Weinstein Company statement was published last Sunday. The dismissal of Weinstein was made by the Board of Directors, which at the moment there are only male – the brother of producer Bob Weinstein, lance Maerov, Richard Konigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar.
After the dismissal of Harvey Weinstein to manage the company are his brother Bob Weinstein and chief Executive officer David Glasser.