Hollywood Takes Big Step Against Harvey Weinstein — And It’s Something All Americans Can Cheer For

Disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein may think he has a chance of rebuilding his image after all the allegations about his predatory behavior. But if what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced is any indication, he should forget about that dream altogether.

The Academy decided Saturday to part ways with Weinstein permanently.

According to ABC News:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expell Harvey Weinstein, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment or assault against the former movie mogul and producer, the film academy announced today in a statement.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy,” the statement read.

However, it’s not just that. Amid more and more stories of sexual harassment and predatory experiences in the industry, it followed up with a bold announcement.

“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,” it continued. “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.”

During his career as a producer and mogul, Weinstein has won 81 Oscars, according to Forbes. Since the Academy just gave him the boot, he can kiss his chances at 82 goodbye.

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