Legendary Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been fired by The Harvey Weinstein Company, founded by he and his brother Bob for allegedly sexually several women over the course of thirty years.
Weinstein whose company produced blockbusters such as The Kingsmen, was accused in a New York Times report of preying on upcoming female practitioners. The women claimed he asked them for sexual favours in exchange for career advancement opportunities. According to several of them, Weinstein asked for massages on many occasions and watch him naked.
According to Liz Campbell in the Sunday Times, Weinstein once told her to join him in the bath tub. ‘Come on, it’ll be fun. We can drink champagne. You can soap me, whaddaya say?’
Yet another woman claimed that he masturbated in front of her. Lauren Sivan who was a television presenter, said he once trapped her in the corridor of a restaurant and jerked off in front of her.
Over the last three decades, he has settled eight sexual harassment claims. His firing comes after the company’s board declared an internal investigation into the matter.
An official statement says:
In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company… have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.
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