Harvey Weinstein’s downward spiral continues after he was expelled from a major club of Hollywood elites.
According to TMZ, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to boot Weinstein, amid reports of sexual harassment and assault.
Per TMZ’s Article:
The Oscar winner is no longer part of the Oscar club after the board of governors — which includes Hollywood royalty like Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks — met at their headquarters in Beverly Hills Saturday and voted to expel him … stripping away his lifetime membership.
In the Academy’s statement, the said they wanted to:
…”send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.”
“What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.”
This will likely not be taken well by Weinstein who is reportedly in rehab in Arizona.