Harvey Weinstein a Film producer under fire as he reported rape more than two dozen women, including actresses, Lysette Anthony who recently narrated her experience, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rose McGowan, who alleges that he raped her in a hotel room. He has strenuously denied all the allegations of non-consensual sex.
Police forces in the US and the UK are investigating the allegations.
Weinstein was fired from his namesake company after a series of sexual harassment allegations were made against him in an explosive New York Times piece. This was followed by a 10-month investigative piece in The New Yorker that included three women who accused Weinstein of rape.
In a statement, the Academy said governors voted to expel Weinstein “not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of wilful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behaviour and workplace harassment in our industry is over”.