Harvey Weinstein fired over sexual harassment allegations

Fox News is reporting that Harvey Weinstein ended up getting fired after the expose from the New York Times was published, chronicling 30 years of alleged sexual misconduct, including multiple settlements to various actresses over the years.

Weinstein, who is yet to be charged, has released a statement of apology and says he is seeking therapy.

According to reports, the board members of the Weinstein Company have voted to take the decision.

Despite the strongly worded statement though, it seems the company's board chose to fire Weinstein only after he refused to step down.

Speaking further about Weinstein, Sivan also said that the Hollywood producer's auto was "stocked full of cases of Diet Coke" and that she found it very weird, according to the report. Harvey was one of the company's founders.

This leaves The Weinstein Company in the hands of Weinstein's brother, Bob, who is also the co-founder and co-chairmen with the help of chief operating officer David Glasser.

"I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it", Weinstein told the Times.

Last week Weinstein's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said that he denied numerous allegations made against him as "patently false". In addition to the Times report, Ronan Farrow has also reportedly been working "for approximately a year" on an article on Weinstein for The New Yorker.

"I'm not just owning my responsibilities, I know that", Weinstein said in a statement that tried to divert attention away from him. He said that in the Weinstein Co. workers had to sign a confidential agreement not to disclose any information which could bring harm to business or other workers. Sivan told the Post that Weinstein was blocking her exit through the kitchen, saying she was "trapped by [his] body and was intimidated".

On Saturday, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski threatened to pull out of her book deal with Weinstein's publishing imprint unless he resigns.

  • Salvatore Jensen