Harvey Weinstein's company to change its name

2017-10-10 07:47

New York — The Weinstein Co. will change its name following the firing of co-founder Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations, a studio insider said Monday.

The insider, who was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the name change is expected to take some time, but "it will happen." Weinstein's name will also be stripped from several TV projects.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood establishment — slow to react to the initial allegations against the hot-tempered Hollywood mogul — began speaking out after his ouster. Among those condemning Weinstein were Meryl Streep and Judi Dench. (Read more here)

It was the latest fallout from the allegations against Weinstein that on Sunday toppled one of Hollywood's biggest moguls — a combative power player who has regularly dominated the Oscars as few others have done.

The firing and stripping of Weinstein's name from projects follows a devastating New York Times expose last Thursday that detailed years of harassment allegations against him.

In ousting him from the company, the Weinstein board of directors said it was reacting to "new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days." It did not elaborate.

The television series Waco and Yellowstone are among the projects from which Weinstein's name will be stripped.

Many in the industry believe the studio boss' career in Hollywood is over.

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