Peoples Digest Online- The Producers Guild of America on Monday placed a lifetime ban on Harvey Weinstein after more than 80 women accused him of sexual harassment, rape, and assault. In the long-running list, top actresses such as Rose McGowan, Mira Sorvino, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckinsale, Annabella Sciorra, Juliana de Paula, Trish Goff, Lupita Nyong’o, Lauren Sivan, Minka Kelly, Angie Everhart and Daryl Hannah among many others came forward to accuse the Hollywood producer of sexual harassment, rape, and assault. In a shocking statement released on Monday, the board decided said they have to cut ties with Weinstein after they voted unanimously on October 16 during a meeting to have him ousted.
Read the full statement below..
‘As was recently reported, the Producers Guild’s National Board of Directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein,’ read a statement from the guild issued Monday. ‘The PGA Constitution requires that members be given 15 days’ notice before disciplinary action is taken. ‘The Guild has received notice that rather than addressing the Guild’s charges, Mr. Weinstein elected to resign his membership in the Producers Guild.
‘In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild’s National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership. ‘This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct. ‘Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership.’