Next, Emmys to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein.

The US Television Academy, which oversees the Emmy Awards, will now consider expelling disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

A possible expulsion would follow both the Academy Awards booting him from their ranks, and suspension by BAFTA.

“Our view has been this alleged behavior is abhorrent and appalling. We expect this to be discussed at our Board Of Governors meeting this Thursday evening,” a Television Academy spokesperson has said.

Weinstein has been nominated for Emmys 17 times.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held an emergency meeting and voted to strip away Weinstein’s lifetime membership.

The Academy issued a statement saying the board had voted “to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so 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.

“What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy member will be expected to exemplify.”

Weinstein is only the second person to have ever been expelled in the 90-year history of the Academy (the other, actor Carmine Caridi, was found to have been loaning awards season screeners which ended up online).

Meanwhile UK police are investigating a rape allegation against the producer after Hollyoaks actress Lysette Anthony claimed Weinstein raped her in the 1980s.

Weinstein has denied any nonconsensual sexual conduct with any women.

Source: Deadline, Hollywood Reporter

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