Academy To Decide If Weinstein Will Lose His Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that it will hold a special meeting to determine if producer Harvey Weinstein should lose his Oscars in the wake of numerous sexual assault allegations.
The Academy’s board of directors will meet Saturday to discuss the fate of Weinstein’s awards, following the alleged sexual assault and harassment accusations, Variety reported.
“The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents. The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy,” the Academy wrote in a statement.
The British Academy has already suspended Weinstein “indefinitely,” saying that his actions are “unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values.”
Weinstein has won numerous Oscars, most recently for “Lion” in 2016. He was fired from his own company Weinstein and Co. Sunday.
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