Weinstein Released from the company he Founded as Sexual Allegations continue

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Scribe:  Samuel Otis

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Harvey Weinstein has been released from the company he started amid allegations of sexual misconduct. 

The company released a statement saying, "In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company -- Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar -- have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately." 

The Weinstein Company launched as a multimedia production and distribution company in 2005, by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein.  Since its start the company has produced films such as Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Silver Linings Playbook, etc. 

Several women have admitted Weinstein behaved poorly.  Ashley Judd, one of the most vocal actors who have made allegations against the company top. 

Attorney Lisa bloom reported on Sunday, that she was representing Weinstein with the media, by Sunday afternoon, she announced that she was no longer work with the man onetime known as the “Star Maker.” 

The story broke in the New York Times newspaper; Weinstein has threatened to sue the news outlet. 

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