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Academy of Motion Pictures to meet over allegations against Weinstein

Academy of Motion Pictures to meet over allegations against Weinstein
From Reuters - October 11, 2017

(Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Wednesday that it would hold a special meeting on Saturday to discuss allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents, the Academy said in a statement.

The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.

Weinsteins spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately return a request for comment on the Academysstatement.

The statement follows allegations that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.

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