Producers Guild to revoke Weinstein's membership

By Karen Butler  |  Updated Oct. 16, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America's national board of directors and officers unanimously voted Monday to begin the process of revoking Harvey Weinstein's membership.

Weinstein, 65, is undergoing treatment for sex addiction and behavioral issues in Arizona. He entered an undisclosed facility after more than two dozen women accused him of sexually harassing or abusing them in the past two decades.

"As required by the PGA's constitution, Mr. Weinstein will be given the opportunity to respond before the guild makes its final determination on Nov. 6," Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary, PGA presidents, said in a joint statement.

"Sexual harassment of any type is completely unacceptable. This is a systemic and pervasive problem requiring immediate industry-wide action. Today, the PGA's national board and officers -- composed of 20 women and 18 men -- created the Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. The PGA calls on leaders throughout the entertainment community to work together to ensure that sexual abuse and harassment are eradicated from the industry."

Weinstein was booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the weekend. Last week, he was fired from The Weinstein Co., the independent film studio he co-founded with his brother Bob, and his wife, Georgina Chapman, announced she was leaving him.

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