Academy conversations about Weinstein

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The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to reflect on the future role of the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.

The Academy of motion picture Arts and Sciences, said the accusations of sexual assault against Weinstein were “disgusting”.

The Bafta awards, the British Academy of Film and Arts Television, has already suspended his membership.

Weinstein denies the allegations against him.

In another development, the police in New York told the BBC that they were looking to speak with a person with respect to a claim against Weinstein, which dates from 2004. The police department did not provide more details.

The ” WE ” of the academy, which has delivered 81 Oscar films produced by the Weinstein of the Miramax studio, the Weinstein Company, said it will meet on Saturday to “discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any action that is justified by the academy”.

A string of high-profile actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have come out to accuse the film of a producer of sexual harassment or assault.
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British actress and model Cara Delevingne is one of the last to accuse him of inappropriate behavior. In a statement, said that he tried to kiss her as she tried to get out of a hotel room.

“I felt very helpless and scared,” he said.

On Tuesday, Weinstein rejected the rape allegations, which he did in The New Yorker magazine. On the same day, his wife Georgina Chapman said she was leaving him.

On Wednesday, US prosecutors defended their decision not to take action against Weinstein after a woman complained about his behavior in the year 2015.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office, said undercover audio of the claimant, and Weinstein was “insufficient to prove a crime”.

Model of the Italian Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, 22, had gone to the police to accuse Weinstein of touching in an inappropriate way. She then agreed to meet the producer again while wearing a microphone hidden.

The district attorney’s office said that the police held the meeting without informing them.

“The prosecutors were not the opportunity before the meeting to advise the researchers on what was necessary to capture in order to demonstrate a violation of sexual offences,” they said.

It was said that the “horrible” audio “was insufficient to prove a crime under the law of New York” that left prosecutors “there is no choice but to conclude that the criminal investigation without charges”.

In the recording She can be heard asking Ms Gutierrez enter in the room of your hotel. The model asks the producer, “why yesterday you touched my breast?” He apologizes, saying that he “is not going to do it again.”

Weinstein, a spokesman for Sallie Hofmeister said: “all allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any woman for refusing his advances.

“Mr. Weinstein, obviously, you can’t talk about anonymous complaints, but with respect to all the women who have made allegations in the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.

“Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, he has listened to the community and is in search of a better way.”

The Wednesday refused to comment on reports that Weinstein had the intention to travel to Europe to enter in a rehabilitation center.