Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the room of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually baited or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film affair.
In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to a set fire to Weinstein as chief executive of the award-winning movie and television company he co-founded with his fellow-creature.
A source close to Weinstein confirmed that he had resigned from the live and had no further comment. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.
Also on Tuesday, Toyota Motor’s Lexus section said it was evaluating its partnership with the Weinstein Co. Lexus, Toyota’s pleasure brand, is a sponsor of reality TV show “Project Runway,” which Weinstein Co. prompts.
“Lexus does not condone any acts of sexual harassment, assault or discernment. In light of recent allegations involving Harvey Weinstein, we are currently appraising our partnership with The Weinstein Company, but have nothing to announce at this for the present,” Lexus said in a statement.
A&E Television Networks, which airs “Launch Runway” on its Lifetime cable channel, is also exploring its options for the register, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Weinstein’s executive manufacturer credit and the Weinstein Co. logo were removed from “Project Runway” hindmost week.
A&E wants to be respectful of women who say they were harmed by Weinstein, the documentation said, and also is concerned about the livelihood of more than 200 chuck and crew members who work on the series.
Weinstein Co. is trying to chart a approaching without Weinstein, the aggressive dealmaker with a knack for managing Hollywood capacity, money and egos. On Monday, it said it was in talks to sell the bulk of its assets to personal equity firm Colony Capital.
One of Hollywood’s most influential effectives since launching in October 2005, Weinstein Co has produced and distributed fade aways including “The King’s Speech” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Its television portion produces the long-running reality series “Project Runway.”
Harvey Weinstein is believed with conceiving the strategy that scored dozens of Oscar awards for the cast’s films.
Hollywood trade publication Variety on Tuesday reported a detached harassment allegation against Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s younger brother and co-founder of Weinstein Co.
Bert Divisions, an attorney for Bob Weinstein, said in a statement that the story was “false and misdirecting.”
“There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment,” Handles said in the statement.