Embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein has been terminated from his eponymous production studio, The Weinstein Company.
The film company's board of representatives made the announcement Sunday evening:
In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.
The decision comes less than one week after the Hollywood production magnate was slammed with a bevy of sexual harassment allegations. As a result, multiple Democrats who have benefited from Weinstein's handsome donations pledged to give his contributions to charity.
One progressive politician, however, who has remained peculiarly silent on the matter is former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Likewise, NBC's “Saturday Night Live” remained silent on the issue. Despite frequently wading into hot topics — and politics — the cast of comedians chose to steer clear of Weinstein's downfall.
The late-night show's creator, Lorne Michaels, said the show avoided making fun of Weinstein because “it's a New York thing.” Interestingly, there is no “New York thing” against making fun of President Donald Trump, who also hails from the Empire State.