Harvey Weinstein, who once wielded unbridled power in Hollywood, has been bounced from the Directors Guild of America. The group filed disciplinary proceedings against him a month ago following explosive allegations about sexual harassment and sex assault.
Weinstein, 65, was outed for sexual misconduct involving dozens of starlets by The New York Times earlier this month.
Weinstein was also erased from the group’s Web site on Monday, along DGA’s confirmation of his ouster.
“The DGA has a long-standing practice of not commenting on internal union matters, but has decided to make an exception in this case to acknowledge the filing of charges,” it said in a statement.
“However, because of due process concerns that are a part of federal requirements for labor unions, the DGA cannot comment further,” it added.
Weinstein claims all of his encounters with women were consensual, although he apologized for his actions and scurried off to rehab.
In quick order, he was fired from the Weinstein Company and stripped of membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy.
This month, Weinstein was also stripped of an honorary degree from the University of Buffalo.
The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees voted unanimously – with one abstention – to rescind the accolade granted to the movie mogul.
The Hollywood producer attended the University at Buffalo from 1969 to 1973 and was awarded the SUNY Doctorate of Humane Letters at a special ceremony in September of 2000.
His wife of 10 years, Georgina Chapman, is filing for divorce.
More allegations are expected against the movie producer. Actress Uma Thurman has vowed to tell her story about him once she gets over her anger.
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