Harvey Weinstein fired from film company amidst multiple sexual harassment allegations

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Harvey Weinstein fired from film company amidst multiple sexual harassment allegations

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Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein was fired Sunday from The Weinstein Company after new information about his conduct was revealed.

Weinstein took a leave of absence Thursday after allegations of decades of sexual abuse were brought to light in a New York Times story.

The movie production company’s board of directors decided to fire Weinstein Sunday mentioning new information but did not provide further details.

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of the Weinstein Company have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”

A spokesperson for The Weinstein Company declined to provide details on Weinstein's firing.

An attorney for Weinstein didn't immediately comment to The Associated Press Sunday. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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