Hollywood Academy expels Weinstein for sex abuse scandal

The Hollywood Academy today expelled producer Harvey Weinstein, embroiled in a massive scandal of sexual abuse and harassment, and decided to send the message that the “age” of ignorance and complicity of sexual abuse in the film industry he has finished.

“What is at issue is a very serious problem that has no place in our society,” the Oscar-nominated Hollywood Academy board said today in a statement and made up of 54 major film icons such as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg.

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