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Producers Guild of America Expels Weinstein

Producers Guild of America Expels Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein (Dennis Van Tine/AP)

By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 10:39 PM

The Producers Guild of America announced Monday it was banning Harvey Weinstein for life following bombshell reports he sexually abused, sexually harassed, and raped women, The Wrap reports.

The New York Times in early October published a report documenting decades of legal settlements stemming from sexual harassment allegations leveled by former employees and associates against Weinstein, 65.

He was then forced out of the independent film company he co-founded and catapulted to Oscar glory, The Weinstein Company, and has already been ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Directors Guild of America is looking to expel him, too.

"In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild's National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership," the statement read. "This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein's decades of reprehensible conduct. Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership."

The PGA also announced it was creating a task force to research and propose "substantive and effective solutions to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry."

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