The television academy’s board of governors discussed the wave of assault and harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein by women across the industry during a Thursday meeting. And while Weinstein has not been immediately ousted from the voting body behind the Emmys, that seems imminent.
The Directors Guild has begun the process of kicking Weinstein out of the guild. Following Saturday’s meeting of its national board of directors, DGA president Thomas Schlamme said the guild filed disciplinary charges against him on Oct. 13.
On Thursday, in an op-ed for The New York Times, the Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o detailed a pattern of predatory behavior Weinstein had directed at her, starting when she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. For unknown reasons, Weinstein issued a more specific statement in response to Nyong’o’s essay, calling her out by her (first) name and stating—as she had already done in her Times piece—that she was the one who invited him to New York to see her Broadway show.