Roll credits — Horndog Harvey has gotten the heave-ho.
Movie maker Harvey Weinstein, who came under fire last week amid embarrassing sexual harassment claims from such Hollywood stars as Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, has been fired.
“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the company said in a statement.
Once one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, Weinstein’s Tinseltown support began to fade to black after a New York Times expose on Thursday detailed financial settlements to alleged sexual harassment victims.
The man behind such hits as “Shakespeare in Love,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Gangs of New York” tried to hang on to his position at the company he co-founded with a promise to reform, saying he was “remorseful about the people I hurt.”
Weinstein, 65, had even vowed to donate to women’s charities, and take time off to “deal with this issue head on.”
On Friday, Weinstein was suspended, and three members of the company’s nine-member board resigned.
But after his own lawyer, women’s rights advocate Lisa Bloom bailed on him, and other Hollywood honchos called him out, Weinstein’s act was over.
The reviews came in quickly.
“Women’s voices heard,” tweeted former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, whose own sexual harassment claims helped bring down her former boss Roger Ailes. “Again and Finally. #BeFierceAlways Its working.”
“To be clear, what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible,” tweeted actor Mark Ruffalo. “I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.”
Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd have hit Harvey Weinstein with allegations of sexual harassment.
(Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival, Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
“I believe all the women coming forward about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment,” tweeted actor Seth Rogen.
“It takes bravery to do so.”
“If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f—–g riddance,” tweeted “Deadpool” director James Gunn. That s–t’s gotta stop. And f–k you to anyone who knew about it and let him get away with it. The enabling also needs to end.”
Since Thursday, several women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, including Judd and McGowan and Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan.
Weinstein had vowed to sue The Times for the article, but he also acknowledged the complaints last week in a statement.
Harvey Weinstein with producers of “Shakespeare in Love” and Gwyneth Paltrow hold their Oscars for Best Picture at the 71st Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
“I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.
“I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office — or out of it. To anyone,” he said. “I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed. I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.”
Sivan said Weinstein masturbated in front of her at Socialista Manhattan nightclub in the Meatpacking District.
“Yeah. This happened,” Sivan tweeted. “Luckily I didn’t need a job or favor from him + didn’t have to be polite. Others did. Keep that in mind.”
Even President Trump, dogged during the campaign by his own issues involving gross disrespect for women, weighed in on the Weinstein drama.
Harvey Weinstein with (L-R) Taylor Swift, musician Este Haim, actress Jaime King and recording artist Lorde at The Weinstein Company & Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globes After Party in 2015.
“I’ve known Harvey Weinstein for a long time,” Trump told reporters Saturday at a GOP fund-raiser in North Carolina. “I’m not at all surprised to see it.”
The Times’ story included an account from Judd, who said Weinstein once invited her up to his hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe and asked her to watch him shower.
A ballooning number of women have come forward with similar claims since the report was published.
Weinstein reached settlements with at least eight women, the most recent being Italian model Ambra Battilana after an alleged 2015 groping incident in his Tribeca office.
The Weinstein Company brought in attorney John Kiernan to conduct an internal company probe of Harvey Weinstein amid reports that fellow executives wanted him gone for good.
Harvey Weinstein with actress Rene Zellweger and director Anthony Minghella at the Miramax Golden Globes After Party in January 2004 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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According to Variety, Bob Weinstein was among those calling for his brother’s dismissal.
The movie exec is the married father of five children, ages 4 to 22.
Broadway bigshot Nathan Lane said he, too, was once the victim of Weinstein’s vindictive wrath.
The funnyman said he and Weinstein clashed at a Hillary Clinton fund-raiser when she was running for the U.S. Senate, and Lane took a jab at former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
New York magazine reported last week that Weinstein threw “The Producers” star against a wall and screamed, “This is my f—ing show, we don’t need you.”
Hollywood stars accused of sexual harassment and assault
“You can’t hurt me,” Lane fired back. “I don’t have a film career.”
Several elected officials — including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) — have also stated they plan on giving Weinstein’s political contributions to women’s charities.
Several other celebrities, including actresses America Ferrera and Lena Dunham have publicly blasted the once-invincible movie mogul.
Weinstein’s lawyer said in a statement last week that he plans to sue The Times, calling its report “saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein.”
“It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses,” attorney Charles Harder said in a statement. “We sent The Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish. We are preparing the lawsuit now. All proceeds will be donated to women’s organizations.”
Weinstein, who has been staying at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills since Friday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter, could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Weinstein brothers launched their company in 2005 after leaving Miramax.
With Kate Feldman