The Producers Guild of America has banned disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein for life from the trade organization.
The PGA's move was announced on Monday afternoon and was widely expected. The organization said its National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership.
"As was recently reported, the Producers Guild's National Board of Directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein," the PGA said. "The PGA Constitution requires that members be given 15 days' notice before disciplinary action is taken. The Guild has received notice that rather than addressing the Guild's charges, Mr. Weinsteinelected to resign his membership in the Producers Guild."
"This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein's decades of reprehensible conduct. Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership," it added. "As stated previously, the PGA's Officers and National Board of Directors have created the Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force specifically charged with researching and proposing substantive and effective solutions to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry."
The vote underlines how rapidly Weinstein -- accused of assaulting and harassing multiple women -- has descended from power player to pariah status in Hollywood in less than two weeks.