Harvey Weinstein Resigns From the Directors Guild of America
Harvey Weinstein has officially resigned from the Directors Guild of America following his highly publicized sexual harassment scandal.
"Harvey Weinstein resigned his membership from the DGA, effective today," a guild spokesperson confirmed Monday in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. He also left the Producers Guild last month and has been banned for life from returning.
The DGA held meetings in October to discuss disciplinary charges against Weinstein, and Guild president Thomas Schlamme announced in a statement that charges were filed against Weinstein on October 13.
As a man in this industry, I have a responsibility to not just condemn the actions of others, but to look inside myself. I ask all of us to do the same. Unless we recognize what has become so acceptable in our culture and how we possibly, even unconsciously, are participants, everything else will be meaningless. Changing culture is a long and difficult journey, but the first step towards that is acknowledgment. With that I am hopeful that this story will be different than the countless other stories that over the years have been ignored or dismissed. And with the hard work that needs to be done, we can finally be on a road to a better and safer future for all.
Weinstein has been feeling the repercussions of decades of sexual misconduct after more than 70 women have come forward with accusations against him following bombshell exposés in The New York Times and The New Yorker. He has also resigned from his CEO position as head of The Weinstein Company.
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