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Harvey Weinstein fired by company he founded amid sexual harassment allegations

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Harvey Weinstein fired by company he founded amid sexual harassment allegations
Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Hollywood movie producer, Harvey Weinstein has been fired by the company which he founded, amid sexual harassment allegations for decades now.

In a statement issued by the Board of Directors of The Weinstein Company on Saturday night in regards to the several rape accusations, it reads:

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”

Weinstein’s sack, comes just days after accusations against him were made public by New York Times in a story published on Thursday detailing allegations that the Oscar-winning movie and TV producer had sexually harassed several actresses and employees over a period of more than 20 years, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.

Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women who accused him of harassment, including multiple former employees of the Weinstein Co. and his previous business, Miramax.