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    Motion Picture Academy Bans Harvey Weinstein

    And the ignominy goes to… The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors voted overwhelmingly Saturday to expel disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, vowing that the era of “shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.” Celebrities and little-known associates alike have accused Weinstein of serial “casting couch” harassment, and Charmed star Rose McGowan and British actor Lysette Anthony claim he raped them. The mogul, who’s been fired from his namesake production company and reportedly faces criminal investigations in New York and London, denies criminal conduct.

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