Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Harvey WeinsteinBooted from The Academy
10/14/2017 1:42 PM PT
Another huge blow for Harvey Weinstein -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has kicked him out.
The Oscar winner is no longer part of the Oscar club after the board of governors -- which includes Hollywood royalty like Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks -- met at their headquarters in Beverly Hills Saturday and voted to expel him ... stripping away his lifetime membership.
The Academy issued a statement after the meeting, saying their decision was made to "send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over."
It continued ... "What's at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify."