Harvey and Bob Weinstein launched Miramax and The Weinstein Company. They have received 303 Oscar nominations and won seventy-five Academy Awards. At the 2012 Golden Globes, Meryl Streep referred to Harvey Weinstein as "God."
Yesterday, the famed actress called alleged sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein "disgraceful," "inexcusable," and an "abuse of power." Glenn Close, Judi Dench, and other actresses have also condemned his behavior.
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This after The New York Times released an investigation last Thursday chronicling accusations that the famous movie producer had sexually harassed employees and actresses over three decades. He reached at least eight settlements with women. The Weinstein Company's board has now fired him.