The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations made against the organization's president, John Bailey, with Variety reporting that an investigation has been launched into three separate harassment claims.
Variety broke the story, citing sources who said Academy President John Bailey came under investigation on Wednesday, when three harassment claims were filed with the movie industry's governing body.
Bailey, 75, was elected as chief of the institution in August previous year.
The organisation also insisted there would be no further statements "until the full review is completed".
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ET has reached out to both The Academy and Bailey for comment. Under Bailey's mandate, academy imposed a code of conduct among its members.
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To date, dozens of women have accused Weinstein of abuse, following reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker a year ago about his treatment of women, including some of those with whom he's worked. The revelations spurred the Academy to review its internal policies, and under Bailey's direction, the organization developed a new internal procedure for handling allegations against its members. His DP credits include Groundhog Day, American Gigolo, As Good As It Gets and The Kid Stays in the Picture.
Bailey, 75, was voted in as the Academy's new president in August, replacing Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
The Golden Globe-organisers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in February reviewed groping allegations by Mummy actor Brendan Fraser against its former president Philip Berk.
According to procedures outlined to members in January, accusations of misconduct against members, if deemed credible, will ultimately be brought to the 54-member board of governors, which "may take any disciplinary action permitted by the Academy's bylaws, including suspension or expulsion".
When confronted with those complaints, Bailey told Variety a year ago: 'What you just said is bulls**t.