Refresh for updates The decision today to expel producer Harvey Weinstein from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was celebrated by many in Hollywood.
After an emergency meeting by the board of governors, a statement was issued that said the era of “willful ignorance” was over and that conduct like that alleged about Weinstein has “no place in our society.”
Even though he has been expelled from the Academy, Rose McGowan continues to speak out against Weinstein after being suspended from and leading a boycott from the social media platform.
She also took to Instagram to post a video of herself with the caption, “We slay dragons.”
Many, including Ronan Farrow who wrote The New Yorker expose on Weinstein, simply posted the announcement from the Academy Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin tweeted, “Bravo to the @TheAcademy. And bravo to highlighting “willful ignorance and complicity.'” while former co-host of The View Jedediah Bila had one word for the news: “Good.”
Here are some more comments from Hollywood and the Beltway so far. Deadline will update them as they roll in: