Harvey Weinstein Was Expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The scandal around Harvey Weinstein is one of the most discussed issues at the moment. Many Hollywood actresses accused him of sexual assaults. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had to take steps and expelled the producer. It’s the second similar incident for the whole history of the academy. Before, they expelled Carmine Caridi after the copyright infringement incident.
The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences discussed the Harvey’s case for a while and, as a result, took the decision to expel him.
The official statement says: “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify”.