Harvey Weinstein Banned for Life From Producers Guild of America

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FILE

Harvey Weinstein has been banned for life from the Producers Guild of America, the organization announced Monday.

Earlier this month, the guild voted to begin termination proceedings, but gave Weinstein time to respond to the allegations made against him.

However, in a statement obtained by ABC News, the guild announced that Weinstein resigned his membership instead.

“In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild’s National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership. This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct,” the statement reads. “Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership. As stated previously, the PGA’s Officers and National Board of Directors have created the Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.”

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: ABC News, Lesley Messer