Emmy Award organisers expel Harvey Weinstein for life in face of sexual harassment and abuse allegations

Emmy Award organisers expel Harvey Weinstein for life in face of sexual harassment and abuse allegations

The Television Academy is the latest organisation to expel the producer

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The organisers of the Emmy Awards have expelled Harvey Weinstein for life from the organisation.

The Television Academy, which plans the annual awards ceremony for works in TV, voted to impose the ban on Monday following a large list of allegations of sexual harassment made against the producer.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the company said it was “speaking out against harassment” in all of its forms and standing behind those who have been affected by it.

It called the  “unfolding and widespread examples” denoted by the allegations faced by the disgraced producer “deeply disturbing”, and said it was determined to protect all workers from predatory harassment.

The organisation is the latest to expel Weinstein in the wake of the allegations he faces, after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

His membership of The Producers Guild was revoked, and a fellowship given to him by the British Film Institute in 2002 was withdrawn.

The producer is the subject of criminal investigations in London, New York, and Los Angeles.

He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex against him.