Harvey Weinstein Sacked

Harvey Weinstein Sacked

Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning film producer has been sacked, after being accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees and actresses.

He was the producer behind things like Shakespeare in Love, The King’s Speech and Pulp Fiction. The Weinstein Company directors said that ‘in light of new information about misconduct’ he was fired from the company ‘effective immediately’. The New York Times published a report last week about sexual harassment claims dating back three decades. At least eight women have spoken about these accusations, with many others supporting them.

Meryl Streep commented on the ordeal, claiming she was ‘disgusted’ by the ‘disgraceful news’. She praised ‘the intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse’. Actors and actresses like Emma Thompson, Mark Ruffalo and Seth Rogen have shared similar opinions.

Weinstein’s defence was:

‘I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behaviour and workplaces were different. That was the culture then. I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office — or out of it. To anyone,’

As infuriating as it is, at least his career has been ruined. More stories will probably emerge throughout the next few days, so we’ll update if something changes.