Harvey Weinstein fired after sexual harassment claims

Following the allegations of sexual assault, Weinstein has reportedly taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Weinstein Company.

The company's board backed his decision, but took it further on Monday as "new information" emerged about Weinstein's conduct. One of the sources said they were friends of Weinstein's and didn't want to be involved in removing him. On Thursday, he initially said he "appreciate [d]" how his past behavior had "caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it".

He also said that he was seeing a therapist to deal with the issue "head on".

According to The Telegraph his wife Georgina Chapman, founder of the Marchesa fashion label, is standing by him "100 percent", regardless of the allegations.

"How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?". To anyone. I realised some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed.

Some clients of the Weinstein Co. said they might stop working with the company if Harvey Weinstein was still associated with it. He has not yet addressed the eight allegations of sexual harassment reported by the New York Times. Actress Ashley Judd was one of the women who spoke to the Times for its report, saying he made advances on her while dressed in a bathrobe for what she thought was a business meeting in his hotel. Lisa Bloom, Weinstein's adviser, said that "he denies numerous accusations as patently false".

The report also pointed out Weinstein settled for $100,000 with actress Rose McGowan, among other women, for sexual harassment.

Bloom, who says she has known Weinstein for about a year since her book Suspicion Nation was optioned for a film, defended him last week in an interview with Good Morning America. The Weinstein Company board that made this decision was already depleted in ranks by board members who quit soon after the misconduct revelations became public.

  • Jon Douglas