The dominoes keep falling for Harvey Weinstein. Periods after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts voted to expel the alleged rapist, the Producers Guild of America has also begun the process of kicking him out.
The guild has voted to “institute termination proceedings, ” per the official statement obtained by Mashable . Weinstein will have a chance to respond before the members of the commission induces its final decision on November 6.
The move is clearly meant to send a message about sexual abuse within Hollywood. “Sexual harassment of any form are unacceptable, ” reads the statement. “This is a systemic and permeating difficulty involving immediate industry-wide action.”
To that end, the PGA board likewise announced today that it has “created the Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective a resolution of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.”
It’s been two weeks since The New York Times published their expose of Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual harassment and assault. Since then, these allegations against Weinstein have continued to heap up, and so have the consequences for him.
He’s been fired from The Weinstein Company( which he co-founded with his brother, Bob Weinstein ), which is now struggling to get back on track as artists have scrambled to distance themselves. He’s come under police investigation in two countries, though he’s yet to be formally charged.
Such is the outpouring of disapproval against him that Time labeled him a “pariah” when they threw him on their covering. Those who’ve protected Weinstein- like administrators Oliver Stone and Woody Allen and fashion designer Donna Karan- had a meeting with such swift backlash that they’ve all backtracked.
It’s an incredibly dramatic altered in luck for a human who, up until earlier this month, was one of the most prominent and powerful producers the industry had ever seen. Just four years earlier, the same Producers Guild that’s trying to depose Weinstein today was handing him and his brother the Milestone Award.