In light of the seemingly endless accusations of sexual misconduct that continue to surface concerning Harvey Weinstein, the Producers Guild of America has voted to ban him from the guild for life.
The guild had already begun a process to expel Weinstein when he voluntarily resigned—had he not resigned, he would have had 15 days to appeal the ruling. The guild unanimously voted to ban him for life after that.
The guild released a statement explaining the process and announcing the ban:
In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior—with new reports continuing to surface even now—the Producers Guild’s national board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership. This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct.
Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership. As stated previously, the PGA’s officers and national board of directors have created the Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
Weinstein has also been dropped by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and his own The Weinstein Company, and had his Weinstein Books imprint terminated.