"The Academy finds the conduct 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
"The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on
Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against
Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy."
Weinstein's spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately
return a request for comment on the Academy's statement.
The statement follows allegations that Weinstein sexually
harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.
Earlier on Wednesday, Weinstein was suspended from the British
film academy BAFTA.
"In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed
Harvey Weinstein that his membership has been suspended,
effective immediately," the academy said in a statement.
Weinstein won an Oscar in 1999 for producing best picture winner
"Shakespeare in Love."
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Toni Reinhold)
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