Harvey Weinstein has been thrown out of his own company after recent harassment allegations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the founder of the ‘Weinstein Company’ was terminated on Sunday as the co-chairman of the company after sexual harassment allegations came to light in a leading U.S. daily.
A statement issued by the company’s board read: “In light of new information about the 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.”
Director James Gunn tweeted to this news: “If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein is true (and I believe they are), then good fucking riddance. That sh**’s gotta stop.”
If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good fucking riddance. That shit’s gotta stop.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 9, 2017
Actress Rose McGowan wrote on Twitter, “I salute you #jodikantor #megantwohey & @nyt editor thank you for your incredible work. You’ve saved lives with your bravery.”
If sources are to be believed, this decision comes after the meeting in which Harvey was offered the opportunity to settle with the company and leave, but refused.