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By Catherine Hardy  with BBC, THE GUARDIAN
Oscar board meets over Weinstein

<p>Harvey Weinstein’s brother has denied reports in the media that their film production company could be closed or sold.</p> <p>The company fired Harvey Weinstein last Sunday amid a growing number of allegations of sexual harassment.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bob Weinstein will take the reins of The Weinstein Company now that Harvey is out <a href="https://t.co/XPZsjBcLNL">https://t.co/XPZsjBcLNL</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q7EsUcBuXI">pic.twitter.com/Q7EsUcBuXI</a></p>— Variety (@Variety) <a href="https://twitter.com/Variety/status/917173707017142272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">8 octobre 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <h3><strong>What did the reports say?</strong></h3> <p>The Los Angeles Times says financers had begun to pressure the company to sell. Potential buyers are said to be “circling”.</p> <p><blockquoteclass="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WeinsteinCo. boardisfightingover possible sale, future of the company<a href="https://t.co/V8y3DZfsac">https://t.co/V8y3DZfsac</a></p>— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/latimes/status/919079084063371264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">14 octobre 2017</a></blockquote> <script asyncsrc="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The Wall Street Journal reports the company is “exploring a sale or shutdown” and is “unlikely to continue as an independent entity”.</p> <p><blockquoteclass="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WeinsteinCo. isunlikelyto continue as an independententity<a href="https://t.co/IEyDc7QbX7">https://t.co/IEyDc7QbX7</a></p>— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/919118589596176385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">14 octobre 2017</a></blockquote> <script asyncsrc="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <h3><strong>The allegations</strong></h3> <p>Police investigations are underway in both the US and the UK, reported to involve claims of rape, sexual assault, groping and harassment.</p> <p>The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is examining whether there are any additional complaints.</p> <p>The Metropolitan Police in London is looking at an allegation of sexual assault in the capital dating from the 1980s.</p> <p>Harvey Weinstein, who is believed to be in Europe, maintains any sexual encounters he had were consensual.</p> <p>The New York Times broke the story on 5 October when it detailed decades of allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein.</p> <p><blockquoteclass="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">GwynethPaltrowand Angelina Jolie saidHarvey Weinsteinsexuallyharassedthemwhentheywereyoungactresses<a href="https://t.co/O9xBKp45Ye">https://t.co/O9xBKp45Ye</a></p>— The New York Times (@nytimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/917798590986235905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 octobre 2017</a></blockquote> <script asyncsrc="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <h3><strong>The Oscars</strong></h3> <p>The organisers of the Oscars film awards will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday amid speculation they could suspend Harvey Weinstein’s membership.</p> <p><span class="caps">BAFTA</span> (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has already done so.</p> <p><blockquoteclass="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oscars to discussresponseto Harvey Weinsteinallegations<a href="https://t.co/fJB0X96ihE">https://t.co/fJB0X96ihE</a></p>— Guardian US (@GuardianUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/GuardianUS/status/918465311795499008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">12 octobre 2017</a></blockquote> <script asyncsrc="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>