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University of Southern California cancels $5 Million Endowment From Harvey Weinstein

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.

 

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