When Hollywood turns on you they do it up big! How many times can a guy be fired, anyway? Harvey Weinstein is being run out of town in a dramatic way. He’s now no longer welcome in the organization which helped make him fampus.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars, has booted him out.
And what better outlet to report the downfall of a leftist like Weinstein than CNN:
In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations went public nine days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board voted on Saturday to strip Weinstein’s membership.
In a statement, the academy said the action, which is effective immediately, was intended “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.”
Weinstein has already had his membership suspended in BAFTA, the British version of the Oscars, and faces separate action from the Producers Guild of America. That vote has been delayed until Monday, according to Variety.
The academy’s decision — voted on by its 54 board members in a special meeting — continues what amounts to an industry-wide attempt to purge Weinstein from the place he has occupied in the film business.
There doesn’t seem much reason for Harvey to come back from European sex rehab. His career in Hollywood is over.