Oscars Academy Meets to Discuss Disgraced Award Winner Harvey Weinstein's Future

Posted October 13, 2017

NYPD investigators plan to take another look at sex crime allegations against Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein, who's been accused of rape and sexual assault by a growing number of women, law-enforcement sources said.

They said in a statement: "Whilst BAFTA has previously been a beneficiary of Mr. Weinstein's support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behavior completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA's values".

She ended her monologue with this: "Listen up, creeps of Hollywood, we know who you are. He overpowered me", Evans said of her meeting with the film producer at his office.

Masse first told her story Wednesday to Variety, saying she was in part inspired by the bravery of other women who had come forward.

The actress said she was called to meet with the movie mogul at the hotel when she was 17 years old.

But with investigations into Weinstein's behavior brewing in NY, he may be better off staying in the USA for the time being. A third woman withholds her name from the article, the result of a 10-month investigation by the magazine.

She explained that the producer, with whom she has worked on several movies, has never harmed her.

In addition, Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have been among the more high-profile celebrities to go on the record about their alleged encounters.

Other figures to speak out against Weinstein include Barack Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Bafta says it is suspending Weinstein's membership, with immediate effect.

In the wake of the scandal, Weinstein - who has denied numerous allegations against him - is believed to have checked into rehab, and his wife Georgina Chapman has left him, while he has also been slammed by big names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench.

Earlier in the day, LAPD were called to his daughter's home when, according to TMZ, she was concerned about her father's well-being.

British media say London police are investigating a sexual assault allegation against Harvey Weinstein.

To address any lingering concern about Harvey Weinstein's behaviour, Maerov said he successfully pushed a new code of conduct at the company that included a detailed description of sexual harassment. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has schedule a special meeting on Saturday, when its board of governors will decide how to respond to the allegations against Weinstein.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane addresses a joke he made about Weinstein's sexual conduct at the 2013 Oscar nominations, saying chose to speak out after a co-star had been harassed by the producer.