TV Academy may oust Harvey Weinstein

Disciplinary hearing set for November

Another influential entertainment organization said on Friday it would consider booting disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as another woman accused the Oscar winner of sexual abuse.

The Television Academy, which bestows Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership.

Attorney David Ring, who represents the 38-year-old actress, said on Friday that she provided graphic details to police about the incident that occurred while she was in the city for the the Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest.

The actress, who has not been named, met Weinstein in Rome previously and spoke with him briefly at the film festival before he arrived uninvited at her hotel room. Weinstein bullied his way in and raped her, Mr. Ring said. “Her greatest regret is opening that door,” Mr. Ring said. “She had no idea what was coming.”

Police confirmed on Thursday they are looking into the woman’s allegations.

Sallie Hofmeister, a representative for Weinstein, said in a statement that Weinstein “unequivocally denies allegations of non-consensual sex.”

On Friday, a former actor said Weinstein ruined her career ambition after he exposed himself to her during a 1989 business meeting in his office.

Heather Kerr said he told her to sit on the couch and repeated saying she needed to be “good” if she wanted to succeed.

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