Following the news that BAFTA has suspended Harvey Wesinstein’s membership in the wake of those sexual assault allegations, comes the news that the Oscars Academy might very well be doing the same.
He has already been fired from his own production company, and now The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has reportedly called an emergency meeting to discuss his future.
“The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents,” the Academy said in a statement.
“The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”
Harvey Weinstein has been a member for over 20 years, and his companies, Miramax and The Weinstein Company, have won the coveted Best Picture Oscar five times.
One of those pictures was Shakespeare in Love featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, who came forward earlier this week and spoke out against him.
We’ll let you know what happens at the meeting, but we think – and hope – we already know the verdict.