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Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations

  • Producer had taken leave after news of settlements surfaced
  • Scandal may help Hollywood shed ‘casting couch’ image
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Why the Weinstein Scandal May Be a Watershed Moment

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Weinstein Co., the Oscar-winning movie studio, fired co-founder and guiding creative force Harvey Weinstein, just days after he stepped away from the company over allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades.

Weinstein, 65, had taken a leave of absence from the company he started with his brother Robert after the New York Times said he had reached settlements with at least eight women claiming to have been harassed by him. Among those were at least three employees and an unidentified actress, the Times said.