Board of directors announced that movie mogul and famous film producer Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, following new information revealed regarding his conduct. Weinstein had voluntarily taken a leave of absence following decades of sexual harassment allegations detailed Thursday in a New York Times expose. On Friday The board endorsed the decision and Sunday removed Weinstein from the company he co-founded. The New York Times article chronicled allegations against Weinstein from film star Ashley Judd and former employees at both The Weinstein Co. and Weinstein’s former company, Miramax, over the course of several decades. On Thursday Harvey Weinstein issued a statement that acknowledged causing “a lot of pain.” and asked for “a second chance.” But Weinstein and his lawyers have criticized the New York Times’ report in statements and interviews. A sopkesperson for the Times said“We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting,” “Mr. Weinstein was aware and able to respond to specific allegations in our story before publication. In fact, we published his response in full.” Weinstein has been associated many movies including Pulp Fiction, The Crying Game, Sex Lies and Videotape, Shakespeare In Love and many more plus plays and musicals including The Producers, Billy Elliot and August: Osage County.
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Source: Associated Press