Harveygate: Producers Guild Expels Harvey Weinstein

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has started its expulsion process to kick disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein out of the prestigious organization.

The PGA’s move was announced on Monday afternoon and was widely expected. The organization also disclosed that it’s creating an anti-sexual harassment task force in the wake of the far-reaching Weinstein scandal.

The vote underlines how rapidly Weinstein — accused of assaulting and harassing multiple women — has descended from power player to pariah status in Hollywood in less than two weeks.

“This morning, the PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers decided by unanimous vote to institute termination proceedings concerning Harvey Weinstein’s membership,” PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary said in a statement.

The expulsion is not effective immediately. Weinstein will be given the opportunity to respond before the PGA makes its final determination on November 6.