Harvey Weinstein fired over nuisance claims

Film prolongation company The Weinstein Co pronounced in a emailed matter that its co-chairman was no longer employed, effective immediately.

The house of directors done the decision “in light of new information about bungle by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days”, the matter said.

Weinstein, 65, had formerly taken a intentional leave of deficiency after decades of passionate nuisance claims were minute in the New York Times last week.

The company’s house had authorized that decision on Friday but went serve on Sunday, stealing him from the company he co-founded.

The writer and his wife Georgina Chapman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015
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The writer and his wife Georgina Chapman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015

Also on Sunday, US President Donald Trump got involved, observant he was “not at all surprised” to see the allegations of passionate bungle done against Weinstein.

As he boarded a helicopter at the White House, the US President told reporters: “I’ve famous Harvey Weinstein a prolonged time… I’m not at all astounded to see it.”

The comments coincide with the anniversary of the announcement of the 2005 Access Hollywood video in which Mr Trump boasted about grabbing women’s genitals.

(L-R) Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein
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Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein

The President again discharged the tape’s essence as standard male bragging, observant – as he did at the time – “that’s locker room”.

His involvement comes after Weinstein’s latest accuser, TV presenter Lauren Sivan, claimed he cornered her in a Manhattan grill in 2007 and tried to lick her.

When she refused, he said: “Well, can you just mount there and close up.” He then allegedly achieved a sex act in front of her.

Queen Elizabeth II meets Harvey Weinstein during the Dramatic Arts accepting at Buckingham Palace on Feb 17, 2014
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Queen Elizabeth II meets Harvey Weinstein at Buckingham Palace in 2014

She joins other women, including actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, in accusing the film writer of passionate nuisance stretching back years.

In another blow to Weinstein, his lawyer, Lisa Bloom, has quit representing him.

In a matter released on Thursday, he apologised for his conduct, saying: “I conclude the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and we unequivocally apologize for it.

“Though I’m trying to do better, we know we have a prolonged way to go.”

The Academy Award leader shaped eccentric film studio Miramax in 1979 with his hermit Bob, selling it in 1993 and environment up The Weinstein Company in 2005.

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