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Television Academy expels Harvey Weinstein for life

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Television Academy expels Harvey Weinstein for life

/ 04:20 PM November 08, 2017
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Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, appears during an interview in New York. Weinstein faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that bestows the Emmy Awards has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the producer.

The Television Academy says its leadership voted Monday to ban the producer for life. Weinstein is primarily known as a film producer but his former company is also responsible for hit television series such as “Project Runway.”

The expulsion is the latest honor Weinstein has lost. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Producers Guild of America have also revoked Weinstein’s membership.

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His representative Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

The Television Academy says it is also speeding up a review of its code of conduct for members and wants to provide clear protocols for workplace decency and respect. NVG

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