Update: The Academy has issued a statement, calling the allegations against Weinstein “repugnant” and “abhorrent,” as well as announcing an emergency meeting to determine his fate with the organization on Saturday, Oct. 14.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein
sexual harassment scandal, one of the biggest stories to ever rock Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may soon be forced to react in some way.
Could the group move to oust the disgraced movie mogul from the organization, as Tina Brown
suggested Tuesday in a tweet? “Growing lobby to kick Harvey
out of Academy,” she wrote. “Honor the brave women who spoke and do it!”
Or, might the Academy consider stripping Weinstein of the Oscar he personally won in 1999 as producer of best picture victor “Shakespeare in Love
No doubt to the organization’s chagrin, Oscar season has become synonymous with Weinstein and his companys’ many nominations and wins stretching back decades for films