USC Cancels $5 Million Endowment From Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman pose at the 89th Academy Awards. On Tuesday Chapman announced that she's leaving Weinstein

Sources close to Harvey told TMZ that Bob and the rest of the board knew about the sexual harassment accusations for years, despite a statement Tuesday that they were ignorant.

The high-profile attorney, who is well-known for representing women in sexual harassment cases, resigned from representing Weinstein on Saturday amid criticism over representing the producer after the New York Times uncovered decades of allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Barack and Michelle issued a statement, in which the couple said that they are "disgusted" by a man who "demeans and degrades women".

Weinstein first met his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman in 2003, and the pair have two children together; India Pearl, seven, and Dashiell Max Robert, four.

Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and his former legal adviser both engaged in an email conversation with a reputed prankster regarding recent allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein, CNN reports. Letting your harasser walk away is not a sign of weakness, its a sign of their effectiveness in fear, power hierarchy and manipulation. He said the notion that NBC would try to cover for a powerful person was deeply offensive.

The Weinstein Co voted to fire Harvey on Sunday, three days after the damning Times report was published. "As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature". I have chosen to leave my husband.

Weinstein has long been a major figure at the Academy Awards, where his films have regularly won Oscars, including five best picture-winners. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She says she was afraid to speak out at the time of the incident because she feared she may have somehow been responsible and didn't want to hurt his family.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts said Wednesday that Weinstein was informed "that his membership has been suspended, effective immediately". I was only 18.

Actress Rose McGowan was one of the first victims to come forward.

At a Nov. 8, 2013 film symposium at the White House that Weinstein helped organize, Mrs. Obama gave Weinstein a shout out calling him "a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse'". You constantly question yourself - am I the one who is the problem?' "I don't think it's right what's going on", Lohan said in the Instagram story.

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