Producers Guild Slaps Weinstein With Lifetime Ban

This is unprecedented, PGA says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 31, 2017 3:46 AM CDT
Harvey Weinstein accepts the milestone award at the 24th Annual Producers Guild (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for The Producers Guild/AP Images)
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(Newser) – Harvey Weinstein has been banned for life from the producers guild. The Producers Guild of America announced Monday that Weinstein had resigned his membership, and the group opted to impose a lifetime ban on him, the AP reports. The guild called it an unprecedented step. The guild's board of directors voted unanimously earlier this month to initiate termination proceedings against Weinstein. Dozens of women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, while several others have accused him of raping them. Two more women came forward Monday with accusations going back to the '70s. (The Oscar-winner was booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences earlier this month.)

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