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Producers Guild of America votes to expel Harvey Weinstein

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 October 2017, 13:00 IST
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The Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to expel Harvey Weinstein.

The vote comes two days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also voted to expel the disgraced movie mogul.

A statement issued from the guild read, "decided by unanimous vote to institute termination proceedings concerning Harvey Weinstein's membership," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Calling, "sexual harassment of any type completely unacceptable," the PGA announced that its national board and officers has created an Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force "specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry."

The PGA's constitution describes the process the guild must go through before it can expel a member.

Any member facing expulsion must be given a copy of the charges 15 days before the termination and has the right to appear before the board in person at least five days before the termination takes place.

Weinstein will be given the opportunity to respond before the Guild makes its final determination on 6 November 2017.

Since the allegations emerged this month, Hollywood has largely turned its back on Weinstein.

On Saturday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Weinstein, whose films received more than 300 Oscar nominations and 81 statuettes. 

-ANI

First published: 17 October 2017, 13:00 IST
 
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