About a week after being expelled from the Producers Guild and almost a month after being banned from The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Harvey Weinstein has been given a lifetime ban from The Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences. This comes from Deadline, which also shared a fairly lengthy statement from the Television Academy in which it says that it “supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue.” The TV Academy says that in addition to banned Harvey Weinstein, it is “expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision” of its codes of conduct, and it says it is “determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment.”
Weinstein willingly surrendered his Producers Guild membership when he was informed that it was preparing to remove him, but it sounds like he didn’t do that for the Television Academy.
You can read the full statement below.
After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life. The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue. The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership. We have been in contact with leaders across the industry and share with them a deep sense of responsibility to provide clear workplace benchmarks reflecting decency and respect. As a result, we are expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision of our Television Academy membership codes of conduct. We are determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment, ensuring they are able to practice their craft in a safe environment.