Harvey Weinstein Fired From Weinstein Company

TV/film producer cut for code of conduct violation after 'NYT' sexual harassment report
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Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of The Weinstein Company, has been fired following a New York Times report about repeated cases of sexual harassment involving the film and TV mogul.

Weinstein Company board member Lance Maerov told the NYT that Weinstein had violated the company’s code of conduct.

Weinstein acknowledged in a statement that he had “caused a lot of pain” with his behavior. He took leave from the company before his firing Oct. 8.

Weinstein made his name in movies, at both Miramax, which he and his brother Bob founded in 1979, and The Weinstein Company, which started up in 2005. The brothers’ feature productions include Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love and Wind River.

The Weinstein Company, of which Harvey and his brother Bob own 42% of and were co-chairs, has increased its presence in TV substantially. Amazon has two series in the works from the Weinsteins, including Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs. Paramount Network (supplanting Spike TV in the Viacom pantheon in January) has a limited series about Trayvon Martin from The Weinstein Company.

The Weinstein Company produces Lifetime reality show Project Runway. Other series include Netflix’s Marco Polo, which ran for two seasons; Spike's The Mist, which was recently canceled after one season; VH1’s Mob Wives, BBC’s War & Peace and Lifetime’s Million Dollar Shoppers.