Following a New York Times report about movie and television producer Harvey Weinstein paying off women who had accused him of sexual harassment, The Weinstein Company announced Sunday that Weinstein has been "terminated, effective immediately."
The company, co-founded by Weinstein, will now be led by his brother, Bob Weinstein, and chief operating officer David Glasser. Weinstein was suspended on Friday, and the board of directors said an internal investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations will continue. A person with knowledge of the situation told Variety that Weinstein did not want to leave the company, and right now, he does not have a severance package. Since the Times report was published, several other women have come forward with accusations of sexual harassment.
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