The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has become the latest entertainment organization to banHarvey Weinsteinamidmounting sexual harassment and assault allegations.
The organization behind theEmmy Awardssaid its governance officials voted to expel Weinstein for life in light of the recent claims about his allegedly predatory and unlawful behavior.
“The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue,” the academy said in astatementprovided to multiple media outlets. “The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership. We have been in contact with leaders across the industry and share with them a deep sense of responsibility to provide clear workplace benchmarks reflecting decency and respect. As a result, we are expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision of our Television Academy membership codes of conduct. We are determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment, ensuring they are able to practice their craft in a safe environment.”
The television academy’s announcement came on the same day The New Yorker published another bombshell report about how the disgraced producersilenced accusers and prevented them from coming forward. The article’s author, Ronan Farrow, wrote that Weinstein employed private investigators, including former Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.