Harvey Weinstein’s company fires him over sexual harassment scandal

Harvey Weinstein ousted

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/JOEL RYAN

Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been forced out of his own independent film company as sexual harassment allegations against him expand. The Weinstein Company’s board voted to remove him and transfer control of the studio to his brother, Bob Weinstein, and chief operating officer David Glasser, the company’s board said Sunday. “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,” the board said. The scandal erupted with a New York Times report on legal settlements of sexual harassment complaints spanning decades.

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