Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Company Fired for Sexual Harassment Charges
Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful moguls in Hollywood, has been fired from his movie company just days after reports of extensive sexual harassment allegations were chronicled in the New York Times.
Sunday a statement released by the Weinstein company said the board directors informed Weinstein that his employment is terminated, effective immediately.
Weinstein’s swift fall began Thursday when the New York Times reported that Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical conduct.
Shortly after the article was published Weinstein took a voluntary leave of absence from the company.
Initially the board of directors endorsed the move, but Sunday went a step further and fired the mogul from the company he co-founded.
So far there has been no comment from Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein has been credited with making the Weinstein company one of the leading producers of independent and critically acclaimed films.
Before Weinstein founded the company he was just fired from, he and his brother, Bob Weinstein, co-founded Miramax films, which they later sold to Disney.