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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Directors Guild of America

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 November 2017, 12:16 IST

Studio mogul Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the Directors Guild of America, more than a month after the organisation had launched disciplinary proceedings.

In a statement issued, a DGA spokesperson said, "Harvey Weinstein resigned from his membership from the DGA, effective today."

They have denied to further comment on the matter.

The DGA also had removed Weinstein from its website as of Monday. He was listed as a DGA member on the dga.org site even after the DGA launched disciplinary proceedings on October 21.

Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein are credited as the co-directors on the 1986 movie "Playing for Keeps."

Weinstein's resignation from the DGA follows his being voted out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and banned for life from the Producers Guild, as well as facing suspension from the BAFTA.

In October, the DGA held a board meeting to discuss the decades of sexual harassment and assault allegations facing Weinstein.

The disciplinary proceedings were filed on October 13. The DGA said eight days later: "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. However, because of due process concerns that are a part of federal requirements for labor unions, the DGA cannot comment further."

Many Hollywood A-list actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Heather Graham, Rose McGowan, Cara Delevingne, Mira Sorvino, and Lupita Nyong'o are among the women to accuse the producer of harassment or assault.

Weinstein is currently under investigation by the police in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the UK for sexual assault accusations made against him. 


First published: 28 November 2017, 12:16 IST