Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co. amid misconduct allegations

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Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, the board announced Sunday. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, following new information revealed regarding his conduct, the company's board of directors announced Sunday.

Weinstein had previously voluntarily taken a leave of absence following decades of sexual harassment allegations detailed Thursday in a New York Times expose. The board on Friday endorsed that decision. But it went further Sunday, removing Weinstein from the company he co-founded.

In a statement, the board cited "new information" about Weinstein's conduct that has emerged in the past few days. An attorney for Weinstein didn't immediately comment.

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