Harvey Weinstein was reportedly expelled on Monday from the prestigious Television Academy after more than 80 women spoke out, accusing the Hollywood mogul of sexual assault, harassment and rape, throughout a number of decades.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in a meeting on Monday, voted to expel Weinstein from the Academy for life, according to Variety.
“After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life,” the Academy wrote in a statement to Variety. “The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue.”
The statement continued: “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 producer's expulsion comes less than a month after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to expel Weinstein, once of the most powerful men in Hollywood.
News of the expulsion comes after the New York Police Department labeled a 2010 rape accusation against Weinstein "credible" last week. The NYPD is reportedly seeking more evidence in order to obtain an arrest warrant.