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Harvey Weinstein Fired From TWC Over Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) has fired its co-founder Harvey Weinstein following sexual misconduct scandal.

The company's board of directors, consisting of Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar, said in a statement quoted by US media that they have informed Weinstein that his employment has been terminated with immediate effective.

The New York Times published a report citing allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades against women in the film industry, his female assistants and employees, resulting in at least eight private settlements.

The 65 year-old movie mogul issued an apology after the article was published.

He acknowledged mistakes he has made, but added that he denies many of the accusations as "patently false."

Weinsten, whose current wife is English fashion designer Georgina Chapman, has five children in two marriages.

TWC, which is one of the largest mini-major film studios in North America, was founded in New York City by Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob in 2005.

TWC has produced a number of Oscar-winning films, including Shakespeare in Love, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The King's Speech and The Artist.

Earlier, when the revelations about Weinstein was brought to his attention, President Donald Trump told reporters: "I've known Harvey Weinstein for a long time. I'm not at all surprised to see it."

Weinsten is a staunch Democratic campaign fund-raiser who supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, but after the news broke, many Democratic lawmakers vowed to give their contributions from Weinstein to charity.

by RTT Staff Writer

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