Harvey Weinstein fired from Weinstein Company amid sexual harassment allegations

Harvey Weinstein fired from Weinstein Company amid sexual harassment allegations

Harvey Weinstein fired from Weinstein Company amid sexual harassment allegations

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has sacked its co-founder Harvey Weinstein following multiple allegations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer.

The founder of the "Weinstein Company" was terminated on Sunday as the co-chairman of the company after sexual harassment allegations came to light in a leading USA daily, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the insiders who spoke with TheWrap, Harvey Weinstein objected to the request from board members that he should takes a voluntary leave from the company to deal with the sexual harassment revelations.

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Mr Weinstein denied numerous story's claims and called them "patently false" in a statement released by his lawyer, Lisa Bloom.

CNN reports that the producer's own brother, Bob, was among the remaining board members who chose to cut ties.

The company has also hired a law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton, to investigate the allegations independently despite his ouster.

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Lisa Bloom, a lawyer then advising Weinstein, said Thursday that he "denies numerous accusations as patently false", and Weinstein's attorney Charles Harder said his client was preparing a lawsuit against the Times.

The New York Times wrote about producer's accusations after actress #Ashley Judd and other employees at the Weinstein Co. and Miramax made claims about his actions.

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In a statement to the New York Times last week Mr Weinstein said: "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. That was the culture then", the 65-year-old said. "Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally", she continued.

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