Just three days after The New York Times dropped an exposé detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, the company has decided to let him go.
The Weinstein Company’s board of representatives offered the following statement to Fox News:
In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.
Over the last several days, the exposé has caused a great deal of stress within the film industry. Actors, producers, and politicians have begun pulling away from Weinstein.
According to Variety: “… attorney Lisa Bloom resigned on Saturday, as did his advisor Lanny Davis, a former White House hand to Bill Clinton. One third of the all-male board quit on Friday, including billionaire investors Marc Lasry and Dirk Ziff, and Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff.”
The publication adds that “Weinstein did not agree to leave the company, and there is no financial settlement in place, according to an insider.”