Harvey Weinstein has officially been terminated from The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded.
The famed Hollywood producer, who was the CEO of the company, was fired three days after the New York Times published a story exposing three decades of sexual misconduct and harassment.
The story detailed that over the years, Harvey reached eight settlements with women who made allegations of past sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.
In a statement released to E! News, The Weinstein Company Board of Representatives said, “In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company—Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar—have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”
It’s believed that Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein, a co-chairman, and chief operating officer David Glasser will now lead the company.
The news comes after celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, who previously defended Harvey, announced on Saturday that she would no longer serve as an advisor to him.
“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” she tweeted. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”
In an initial statement, Harvey said, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. I’ve brought on therapists and I plan to take a leave of absence from my company and to deal with this issue head on.”
The 65-year-old has not been charged with any crimes.