Weinstein Loses Another Award, This Time It’s For His ‘Contribution’ To British Films
Harvey Weinstein lost another award Thursday as companies and organizations scramble to distance themselves from the sexual assault allegations rocking Hollywood.
Weinstein received the British Film Institute (BFI) Fellowship due to his “contribution” to British films alongside his brother Bob Weinstein in 2002, reported the Hollywood Reporter. Actor Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently said that Weinstein sexually harassed her, presented the award to the Weinstein brothers in 2002.
“Sexual harassment, abuse, and bullying are appalling and unacceptable under any circumstances. Everyone working in the film industry – and any industry – should be safe and respected in the workplace. We wholeheartedly support those brave enough to come forward,” said the BFI in a statement.
“The film industry urgently needs more women represented on every level, on and off-screen. We don’t believe this situation would have taken so long to surface had there been greater parity of women in the industry. Advocating for better inclusion and representation is central to the BFI’s strategic priorities and we have introduced a number of interventions to drive change,” it added.
The disgraced producer also lost his British Academy Film Awards membership after the sexual assault allegations.
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