Harvey Weinstein Banned for Life From TV Academy

Board of governors made decision at a Monday hearing

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has barred Harvey Weinstein from the organization for life.

The decision came during a vote by the board of governors at a Monday hearing in the wake of more than 90 women coming forward to accuse the producer of misconduct including sexual harassment, assault or rape. Weinstein has denied any non-consensual sex occurred.

“The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue,” the group said in a statement. “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 TV Academy’s vote follows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences having stripped Weinstein of membership. The Producers Guild has also banned him for life, while the Directors Guild has begun the process of removing him, and BAFTA has suspended his membership.

Weinstein, who was fired from The Weinstein Company last month, has earned 17 Emmy nominations over the course of his career, including 13 for the unscripted competition series “Project Runway.”

The group’s full statement is below.

After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life. The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue. 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.