OCTOBER 9, 2017 – Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning film producer accused of sexually harassing female employees, has been fired by the board of his company.
One of the biggest producers in Hollywood, Mr Weinstein was behind films including Shakespeare in Love, The King’s Speech and Pulp Fiction.
The Weinstein Company directors said that “in light of new information about misconduct” his employment had been terminated “effective immediately”.
Mr Weinstein had been informed.
His sudden departure comes after the New York Times published a report last week about sexual harassment claims dating back nearly three decades.
The 65-year-old apologised and said he planned to take a leave of absence.
“The way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it,” Mr Weinstein said.