Harvey Weinstein 'definitely should be kicked out' of Academy, says brother

First lady Kelly has only appeared in one of Weinstein's films with the actress cast as Jackie Kennedy in'The Butler

Weinstein was sacked from his company on Sunday amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, which now include accounts from more than 30 women.

The Academy's 54-member board of governors - which includes such Hollywood luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathleen Kennedy - held an emergency meeting at the organization's Beverly Hills headquarters today and voted to strip away Weinstein's lifetime membership. "Roman Polanski would lead the list of Oscar winners who remain in good stead with the Academy", Hammond wrote, adding, "During the scandal that surrounded two-time Oscar victor Mel Gibson, and which turned him for several years into the kind of industry pariah Weinstein finds himself being labeled as now, there was no action taken by the Academy; he remains a member and actually received a Best Director nomination for Hacksaw Ridge earlier this year".

McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of rape and received a $100,000 settlement from him in 1997 after "an episode in a hotel room", tweeted the hashtag #OscarsSoRape on Saturday morning in response to an article about how many times Weinstein has been thanked in Oscar acceptance speeches.

Under academy bylaws, the board - of which almost half are women - could vote to suspend or expel Weinstein.

The Academy's board meeting comes after Amazon halted a mafia drama series Weinstein was producing with David O. Russell.

"I want him to get the justice he deserves", he told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Saturday, adding he believes his brother "definitely should be kicked out of the Academy".

"I was gonna actually write (to the Academy). And I will do it", Bob Weinstein told THR.

Over his career, Weinstein has cobbled together 341 Oscar nominations and 81 wins. Weinstein was also an individual recipient in 1999 as the producer of "Shakespeare in Love".

Damon claimed he was unaware of Weinstein's behavior and Affleck released a vague statement following the accusations before past accusations of sexual harassment against the "Batman" star came to light.

Ahead of the meeting, some Academy members did express concerns that such an action would establish a precedent that would require the organization, which also includes such controversial figures as Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, to begin policing the behavior of its members.

In addition, myriad politicians, actors and actresses have condemned Weinstein in a series of statements.

Gwyneth Paltrow thanked Harvey Weinstein when accepting her Oscar. He was also personally nominated for 2002's Gangs of NY.

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