Disgraced Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Directors Guild of America, Banned For Life

Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.
Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the Directors Guild of America. “Harvey Weinstein resigned his membership from the DGA, effective today,” a guild spokesperson confirmed Monday in a statement. The organization had no further comment.New York Premiere of "NINE" - After PartyThe disgraced producer’s name is no longer listed under the guild’s official member directory.In October, the DGA held a board meeting to discuss the decades of sexual harassment and assault allegations facing Weinstein.Guild president Thomas Schlamme announced that disciplinary charges were filed against Weinstein on Oct. 13. “As a man in this industry, I have a responsibility to not just condemn the actions of others, but to look inside myself,” he said. “I ask all of us to do the same. Unless we recognize what has become so acceptable in our culture and how we possibly, even unconsciously, are participants, everything else will be meaningless. Changing culture is a long and difficult journey, but the first step towards that is acknowledgment. With that I am hopeful that this story will be different than the countless other stories that over the years have been ignored or dismissed. And with the hard work that needs to be done, we can finally be on a road to a better and safer future for all.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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