Harvey Weinstein booted from The Weinstein Company over sexual harassment scandal

WATCH: Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co.

Harvey Weinstein has been terminated from the company named after him and his brother.

The Weinstein Company, an independent film studio, fired the movie executive in the wake of sexual harassment allegations being levied against him.

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“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days,” read a statement from TWC’s board of directors on Sunday.

“The directors of The Weinstein Company… have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”

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Weinstein’s termination follows an “indefinite leave of absence” forced on the producer in light of the accusations.

The film executive was first accused on Oct. 5 of sexual harassment by several women.

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