The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, will hold members to a code of conduct in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other prominent figures in the movie industry. CEO Dawn Hudson announced in a letter to members Wednesday night that the academy’s board of governors had adopted “standards of conduct” for its more than 8,000 members. “There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency,” Hudson wrote. The academy board of governors in October held an emergency meeting to expel Weinstein, once an Oscar kingmaker. The group usually moves slowly to enact changes, and only one other member has ever been expelled.
Source: Huffington Post December 07, 2017 13:41 UTC