The University of Southern California‘s School of Cinematic Arts has decided not to accept a pledged of $5 million endowment from Hollywood embattled producer Harvey Weinstein.
According to Buzzfeed, the endowment was intended to fund a scholarship for women directors in the university’s school for cinematic arts.
Weinstein had, in his statement the New York Times apologising for his conduct, mentioned the endowment, writing:
“One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidental it has been in the works for a year.”
A spokesperson for USC confirmed to BuzzFeed that the decision to nix Weinstein’s endowment was made on Tuesday.
Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman had also said she’s leaving him following a New Yorker story alleging 3 cases of rape against the producer, separate from the sexual harassment claims made by some women in a New York Times investigation.
Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow had also come forward on Tuesday to say they too were harassed by Weinstein earlier in their careers.