The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced Saturday though a press release that its board of governors had voted “well in excess” of the two-thirds majority needed to kick out producer Harvey Weinstein, dogged by decades of allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
— Adam B. Vary Scary (@adambvary) October 14, 2017
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 14, 2017
The Academy hopes to send a message that “the era of … sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment” in the movie business is over.
In expelling Weinstein, @TheAcademy says "the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over."
— Anne Thompson (@annenbcnews) October 14, 2017
MPA: the era of willful ignorance & shameful complicity w/ sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) October 14, 2017
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 14, 2017
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 14, 2017
That would be a good start.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 14, 2017
— clayjohanson (@clayjohanson) October 14, 2017
— I Am Ruthless ?? (@IAmRuthless102) October 14, 2017
And Woody Allen. https://t.co/xzagJkdg2g
— Realist & Curmudgeon (@PenguinsFan62) October 14, 2017
Hi @TheAcademy thanks for expelling Harvey Weinstein but Roman Polanski and Woody Allen are still members. Get them out.
— Hannibal Flecter (@HannaFlint) October 14, 2017
Just have to get rid of Woody, Roman, and every other sexual deviant amongst them. https://t.co/wfMGzGA8xA
— Craig. (@ALifeViaALens) October 14, 2017
Dear @TheAcademy, it’s now time to expel Roman Polanski, Woody Allen and the Affleck brothers. Let’s start cleaning the house, OK?
— Cine Suffragette (@CineSuffragette) October 14, 2017
@TheAcademy should tweet this too… and then they should hire an independent council to investigate more allegations.
— Ej Last (@re9601) October 14, 2017
Cool. How about you also expel all the other men who are also predators? You know like 96% of the board. https://t.co/LCS637ckT9
— jade (@jade_michelle) October 14, 2017
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YOU'RE FIRED: Harvey Weinstein booted from The Weinstein Company, company's potted plants rejoice https://t.co/KAZKgQRn5a
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 8, 2017