Harvey Weinstein stripped of Academy of Motion Picture Arts membership

The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of multiple claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

FILE: Harvey Weinstein. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists has revoked the membership of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of multiple claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

In a statement, the academy says Weinstein does not merit the respect of his colleagues.

The academy’s 54-member board of governors, which includes the likes of Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Whoopi Goldberg, held an emergency meeting on Saturday during which they voted to strip away Weinstein’s lifetime membership.

The board says it will continue to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all academy members should exemplify.

Questions are now being raised about what will become of other academy members who’ve been accused of sexual harassment as well, such as Bill Cosby.