Harvey Weinstein, accused of sex assault, resigns from board of his film company

By TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after the firm fired him following allegations of sexual harassment and rape.

A person close to Weinstein who was not authorized to speak publicly about events at the company’s board meeting said Tuesday that he resigned. Weinstein holds a roughly 20 percent stake in his company, according to this person, who declined to comment on the future of that holding.

Industry players have cut ties, or threatened to cut ties , with The Weinstein Co. in the aftermath of the abuse allegations. Board member Tarak Ben Ammar said Monday that it was negotiating a potential sale of all or part of the company.

Company representatives did not immediately respond to questions.


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