- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has received yet another blow to his professional standing, this time from the British motion-picture industry.

The BBC reported Wednesday that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has suspended Mr. Weinstein’s membership, announcing in a statement that it will pursue further action to punish him pursuant to the trade group’s charter.

“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,” the statement says, BBC reported.

“This has led to Mr Weinstein’s suspension, and it will be followed by a formal process as laid out in Bafta’s constitution. We hope this announcement sends a clear message that such behaviour has absolutely no place in our industry.”

In addition to the group’s condemnation of Mr. Weinstein, BAFTA has de-listed him as a trustee of the organization’s New York chapter, the BBC reported.

According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), Mr. Weinstein was awarded a BAFTA Award for Best Picture in 1999 (“Shakespeare in Love”), for which he was a producer. That film’s leading lady, Gwyneth Paltrow, is one of a growing list of women accusing him of sexual advances.

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