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Television Academy Votes to Expel Harvey Weinstein for Life (EXCLUSIVE)

Harvey Weinstein has been expelled for life by the Television Academy, Variety has learned.

In a meeting Monday, the organization voted to permanently banish the embattled producer, who has been accused of multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

“After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” said the Academy in a statement to Variety. “The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue. The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership. We have been in contact with leaders across the industry and share with them a deep sense of responsibility to provide clear workplace benchmarks reflecting decency and respect.  As a result, we are expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision of our Television Academy membership codes of conduct. We are determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment, ensuring they are able to practice their craft in a safe environment.”

The Academy will also be reviewing the organization’s code of conduct, a process that was launched before the Weinstein scandal broke.

At a meeting last month, the Academy had overwhelmingly decided to pursue disciplinary action against Weinstein.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already stripped him of his membership. BAFTA has also suspended his membership, the Producers Guild has banned him for life, and the Directors Guild has begun the process of expelling him as well. SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America West, and Writers Guild of America East have all issued statements of condemnation, along with dozens of actors and executives. He’s also been fired from the company that bears his name, and is currently suing to gain access to his personnel files and email account.

Weinstein is also under separate criminal and civil rights investigations in Los Angeles, New York and London. He has repeatedly denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

Weinstein has earned 16 Emmy nominations throughout his career, for his role as an executive producer of Lifetime’s “Project Runway” and HBO’s “Project Greenlight.” He has been fired from his role as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, and subsequently resigned as a member of the board.

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