Harvey Weinstein’s BAFTA membership has been suspended “effective immediately,” the organization announced Wednesday morning.
The announcement comes after multiple bombshell reports accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The New York Times on Thursday published a story citing multiple sexual harassment accusations. Then, on Tuesday, the New Yorker published a second explosive report in which three women accuse the media mogul of rape.
“In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Harvey Weinstein that his membership has been suspended, effective immediately,” BAFTA said in a statement. “Whilst BAFTA has previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values. This has led to Mr Weinstein’s suspension, and it will be followed by a formal process as laid out in BAFTA’s constitution.”