Film academy president accused of sexual harassment
Months into the reckoning of Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the group behind the Oscars) is looking into its own leadership.
John Bailey, who was elected president of the organization last year, is being investigated for sexual harassment, reports Variety.
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The Academy started looking into Bailey after receiving three claims against him. The exact nature of the allegations remains unclear, and the victims’ names are being kept under wraps.
Bailey was elected into the position last August, succeeding Cheryl Boone Isaacs. He’s happened to preside over a challenging time in the industry: In October, the New Yorker and the New York Times published their exposés of Harvey Weinstein, igniting a firestorm that would eventually evolve into the #MeToo movement. Read more…More about Movies, Sexual Harassment, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Entertainment, and Discrimination
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