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Harvey Weinstein Resigns from Company’s Board amid Multiple Allegations of Assault and Harassment


Harvey Weinstein has stepped down from his company’s board amid multiple allegations of assault and harassment, according to media reports.

The 65-year-old Hollywood producer was fired as chairman of The Weinstein Company last week when the allegations were first reported.

Harvey Weinstein stayed on the company’s board but has now resigned from that post, it was widely reported on October 17.

He insists all contacts he had were consensual.

According to Variety magazine, Harvey Weinstein, who has been expelled from the body behind the Oscar awards, still owns 22% of his company’s stock,.

The Weinstein Company, which was behind movies including The King’s Speech and The Artist, has come under intense pressure over the scandal.

The production company – co-founded by Harvey Weinstein – is in talks over a possible sale to private equity firm Canyon Capital.

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Lexus is the latest business to distance itself from The Weinstein Company, saying on October 17 that it was evaluating their partnership.

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape, assault and harassment, but has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual relationships.

Amid the fallout over the scandal, Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, also resigned on October 17 over allegations of harassment.

Roy Price took a “leave of absence” on October 12 after Isa Hackett, a producer on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, told the Hollywood Reporter he allegedly harassed her in 2015.