The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has suspended Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the wake of recent sexual misconduct allegations against the movie mogul, the organization announced Wednesday.
“Whilst BAFTA has previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values,” BAFTA said in a press release. “This has led to Mr Weinstein’s suspension, and it will be followed by a formal process as laid out in BAFTA’s constitution.”
The statement added, “We hope this announcement sends a clear message that such behaviour has absolutely no place in our industry. BAFTA will continue to work with the film, games and television industries to improve access to rewarding and fulfilling careers in safe, professional working environments.”
The decision follows a series of allegations in The New York Times and The New Yorker detailing three decades of alleged sexual misconduct, including accusations that he propositioned actresses and harassed female employees.
On Sunday, Weinstein was terminated as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, which he founded 12 years ago with his brother, Bob.
The Weinstein Company is under the current direction of Bob Weinstein and COO David Glasser.
On Tuesday, the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts also rejected Weinstein’s $5 million endowment to grant scholarships for female filmmakers.
His wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman also announced plans to separate.