Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein
Updated 22 October 2017
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Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

NEW YORK: The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13.
Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker published exposes alleging decades of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.
The Television Academy, which bestows Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership. More than 40 women have accused the 65-year-old Weinstein of harassment or abuse.
Actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong’o have accused Weinstein of harassment, while actresses Asia Argento and Rose McGowan said he raped them.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
The directors guild issued a statement condemning sexual harassment in general following a board meeting in New York on Saturday.
“There must be no tolerance for such deplorable abuses of power,” the statement said. “This is not about one person. We must recognize sexual harassment is endemic in our society, and painfully, in our industry.”
The group added that “every individual has the right to a safe workplace.”
An attorney for Weinstein did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


More than 100 expats arrested in Oman for prostitution

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More than 100 expats arrested in Oman for prostitution

DUBAI: Oman’s Royal Police arrested 104 female expats on charges on prostitution, local daily Times of Oman reported.
“As part of the efforts to spread security and maintain public morals, the Royal Oman Police arrested 104 women of different nationalities, in various locations in Al Khuwair. [The women were arrested] on charges of violating public morals, labor laws and expats residence laws,” a statement from ROP read.
“The women were of Asian and African nationalities,” it added.
According to the police, the arrests occurred in the Al Khuwair area in Muscat.