- The Academy has found itself in quite the dilemma. They immediately banned Weinstein 9 days after the explosive report by the NYT. What are they going to with all the other scumbags who have been accused? Spacey, Hoffman, Toback, Affleck, Ratner have all been accused since. Members of the Board of Governors called an emergency meeting after a petition reached 100,000 signatures that called for Weinstein to be banned.
- Casey Affleck, Roman Polanski, and Bill Cosby are still members despite the shit they’ve done.
- One male member of the board of governors said they didn’t have a choice. Some members were vehement but they didn’t weigh out the repercussions when banning Weinstein according to this member. Kathleen Kennedy and other female members panicked and felt compelled to act. They thought Weinstein would hurt the credibility of the Academy. There’s been problems and fights among members. They didn’t realize how slippery it would be since there have been other members of the Academy who have been accused that have not been banned.