“We hope this announcement sends a clear message that such behaviour has absolutely no place in our industry.”
Harvey Weinstein’s BAFTA membership has been suspended, it was announced Wednesday.
The suspension follows last week’s New York Times‘ report — detailing decades of allegations of Weinstein’s sexual harassment and assault, some of which resulted in paid settlements — and Tuesday’s New Yorker exposé, which includes three claims of rape by the Hollywood producer.
“In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Harvey Weinstein that his membership has been suspended, effective immediately,” read the announcement. “Whilst BAFTA has previously been a beneficiary of Mr. Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values….
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