Harvey Weinstein ( WYNE-steen; born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer and former film executive. He and his brother Bob co-founded Miramax; their entertainment company produced several independent films, including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989); The Crying Game (1992); Pulp Fiction (1994); Heavenly Creatures (1994); Flirting with Disaster (1996); and Shakespeare in Love (1998). Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love, and garnered seven Tony Awards for a variety of plays and musicals, including The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County.
Weinstein was co-chairman of The Weinstein Company from 2005 to 2017. In October 2017, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape against him, Weinstein was fired by his company's board of directors and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Over 50 women had made allegations against Weinstein by October 21, 2017. The scandal triggered a social media campaign, as well as a wave of similar allegations against and ousters of powerful men around the world, called the "Weinstein effect". SOURCE: Wikipedia