“The Academy finds the behavior 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 Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions justified by the Academy.”
Weinstein’s spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister didn’t immediately return a request for comment on the Academy’s statement.
The statement follows allegations that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women over the past three decades.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anybody.
Earlier on Wednesday, Weinstein was suspended by the film academy BAFTA.
Weinstein won an Oscar in 1999 for making best picture winner “Shakespeare in Love.”
French actress Lea Seydoux said “everyone understood what Harvey was up to and nobody did anything.”
The “Blue is the Warmest Color” actress says she’d often see Weinstein at occasions afterward and recalled him bragging about all the women he’s slept with.
Seydoux also says that she knows many men in Hollywood like the 65-year-old producer and detailed multiple accounts of directors she has worked with coming on to her or attempting to kiss her. She did not name the directors.
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