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Harvard University Rescinds 2014 Medal Awarded to Harvey Weinstein



    Harvey Weinstein's Biggest Political Contributions

    Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer at the center of a sexual abuse scandal, has been a big political contributor in recent years. These are his largest contributions since 1997.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)

    Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African American culture.

    The school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research decided to revoke the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on Tuesday in light of allegations of sexual abuse against the movie mogul.

    Weinstein was given the award in 2014 along with seven others, including Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou. It's considered Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies.

    The center's leaders said they stand with "the women who have courageously come forward" to fight for themselves and "all of those who have experienced similar abuse."

    Weinstein Stories Trigger Talks of Workplace Harassment

    [NECN] Weinstein Stories Trigger Talks of Workplace Harassment

    Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal talk about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations and sexual harassment in the workplace. They also talk about how Fidelity Investments handled the case of a well-known investor, fired last month over allegations of sexual harassment. Plus, what's going at with General Electric and its cost-cutting measures?

    (Published Friday, Oct. 13, 2017)

    Weinstein was fired from the film company he started following allegations of sexual harassment and rape from more than three dozen women.

    The allegations made against Weinstein date back decades. Actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow have spoken out.

    Since the allegations have come to light, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revoked Weinstein's membership.

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