The Weinstein Company has fired its co-founder Harvey Weinstein, after a New York Times investigation uncovered allegations that he had engaged in several accounts of sexual harassment.
The statement announcing the decision said it had been made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.”
Speaking out about the allegations, Lena Dunham took to Twitter:
“Not only was the report horrifying, it made clear how hard it is to come forward and the complicity of so many. Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident.
This needs to end, and it’s high time Hollywood shone a light on itself and made real changes in the behavior we accept from those in power.
If you agree (and I think you do) I hope you’ll share the story. By lifting these women up, we change this age old story for them and for everyone.”
To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 8, 2017
wow, little boys, you can be anything when you grow up! sexual predator businessman, sexual predator president, stay-at-home sexual predator
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) October 5, 2017
It’s believed that his brother Bob Weinstein, and Chief Operating Officer David Glasser will lead the company now that Harvey Weinstein’s employment has been terminated.