The New York Post reports that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company — effective immediately, according to its board of directors.

The decision to remove him was announced Sunday night in a statement.

[Below]  This audio is part of a longer recording collected by NYPD’s Special Victim’s Unit who ran a sting operation in order to arrest Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault on a model in NYC who reported Weinstein’s unwanted advances to police.

 

 

“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 company said in a statement.

The news comes in wake of the New York Times’ explosive expose about Weinstein that stated…

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed actresses and female assistants over the past three decades — including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd — and paid off at least eight women to settle complaints about his lewd behavior, according to a bombshell exposé Thursday. 

The women, most in their early to mid-20s at the time, described how the producer would appear nearly or fully naked, make them watch him bathe or give him a massage, and in at least one instance press a young temp for sex, the New York Times reported.

Some were paid $80,000 to $150,000 each to make their complaints go away, the Times said, with “Scream” actress McGowan, then 23, getting $100,000 in 1997 over an incident that took place during the Sundance Film Festival.

After the report was published by the New York Times, Weinstein, 65, issued a statement in which he said…

Weinstein Statement by Syndicated News SNN.BZ on Scribd

Former employees and associates, including actress Ashley Judd, have accused the filmmaker and Weinstein Company co-founder of making improper advances at them.

The allegations stretch back to Weinstein’s days running his independent movie studio, Miramax.

The 65-year-old has been losing allies, as of late — with his own brother now choosing to turn his back on him and voting to force him out.

[Below]  Harvey Weinstein and Hillary Clinton in 2012. Mr. Weinstein held a fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton at his Manhattan home in 2016. Credit Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A source told Page Six on Saturday that the already fractious relationship between Weinstein and his brother, Bob, had deteriorated even further last year following the death of their 90-year-old mother, Miriam.

“After their mother died, Bob did not feel like he needed to protect Harvey anymore and cover for him,” the insider said. “That was over.”

Lisa Bloom has left Weinstein’s Legal Team

The brothers’ famed company Miramax was named for Miriam and their father Max. 

Weinstein’s legal team members Lanny Davis and Lisa Bloom, stepped away on Saturday as more and more people jumped on the anti-Harvey bandwagon.

A third of Weinstein’s all-male board reportedly quit on Friday after several attempts to push him out failed.

Lanny Davis has left Weinstein’s Legal Team

 

He had taken an indefinite leave o absence as a result of the Times story before the board eventually voted to oust him.

According to Variety, Weinstein was ultimately fired for cause following a board meeting on Sunday.

There is reportedly no financial settlement in place to compensate the media mogul.

At Fox News, where conservative Roger E. Ailes and Bill O’Reilly were accused of harassment, women received millions. Weinstein settlement amounts fell anywhere between $80,000 and $150,000.

The Guardian UK published an article entitled…

Malia Obama’s internship with Girls proves it’s still about who you know

Weinstein employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name.

Harvey Weinstein awkwardly grabbing a young Emma Watson

Malia Obama working as an intern on the set of HBO’s series GIRLS, a Weinstein Company Production

Then Sen. Barack Obama, Harvey Weinstein, the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, and Sen. Chuck Schumer

Harvey Weinstein’s trips to the White House were frequent

 

Taylor Swift, Este, Danielle, Alana Haim, Harvey Weinstein and Lorde

 

But many of the entertainment industry’s best men (and women as well) are still stuck in the sixties when it comes to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable and have accepted lewd behavior as par for the course.

In this video below, Meryl Streep applauds Roman Polanski who raped a 13 year old by plying her with sedatives and liquor.  Streep clearly says she’s sad over his stay in jail that interrupts his ability to pick up his awards but says nothing about the minor he raped.

 

Harvey Weinstein paid settlements to both Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd

 

As a society we have to look at the reality that elderly men that lived through the sixties were accustomed to behaving in sexually inappropriate ways because that behavior was accepted back then.

 

[Above]   Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer, Donna Karan who says that rape victims tend to victimize themselves by dressing in an inviting, provocative way and she believes rape victims are “asking for it.”

Today, Harvey Feinstein is facing criticism while Bill Cosby is facing another trial and the possibility of prison.

 

Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby

 

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