Harvey Weinstein booted out as film studio head

Harvey Weinstein booted out as film studio head

Sunday a statement released by the Weinstein company said the board directors informed Weinstein that his employment is terminated, effective immediately.

Known for feature films such as Pulp Fiction and Gangs of NY, the company is now in production on numerous big-budget TV projects, including an adaptation of Les Misérables with the BBC, which Harvey Weinstein was executive producing.

According to The Telegraph his wife Georgina Chapman, founder of the Marchesa fashion label, is standing by him "100 percent", regardless of the allegations.

He tweeted: "If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f**king riddance". Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally.

The Weinstein Company has been under intense pressure since The New York Times broke an investigative story on Thursday detailing three decades of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he propositioned actresses and harassed female employees.

On Friday, Harvey Weinstein took an indefinite leave of absence, and a third of the company's board resigned.

Emily had reportedly also given a recount of the event to her colleagues and executives at Weinstein Company shortly after the incident. The producer is accused by several women, including actresses stars Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan have tried to massage them, to have them forced to look at naked or have promised to encourage their career for sex.

In a statement published Monday by the Huffington Post, Streep called the claims against the embattled film boss "inexcusable" and called the women who made the allegations "heroes".

The 44-year-old has taken to Twitter again to motivate others to come forward by sharing an image of herself in her 20s from the time she alleges she was victimised by Harvey Weinstein.