The Producers Guild of America announced on Monday that it is instituting a lifetime ban on disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, two weeks after the guild’s board of directors unanimously voted to remove him.
Weinstein’s ban comes just four years after the PGA awarded him and his brother, Bob, the Milestone Award, the guild’s most prestigious honor. The PGA noted in its statement that Weinstein chose to resign from the PGA rather than address the guild’s charges.
“In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild’s National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership,” read the statement. “This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct. Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership.”
After voting to expel Weinstein, the PGA announced that it was creating a task force for “researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.”
Weinstein has also been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, while the Directors Guild of America began procedures to expel him last week.