Harvey Weinstein sacked from his own company after sexual harrassment reports

Lauren Sivan said she was cornered by Harvey Weinstein in 2007 at a club in the Meatpacking District

The remaining four members announced that Mr. Weinstein would be placed on a leave of absence for the duration when an outgoing attorney investigated the allegations put on Mr. Weinstein.

The news is making headlines, the producer is popularly known for shaping Hollywood film and championing liberal causes.

On Sunday Weinstein was terminated from his position at the Weinstein Co, according to a statement by the board of director.

These allegations span numerous decades and Weinstein was so powerful and influential that in many cases the assaults were covered up and never reported on.

The company's board backed his decision, but took it further on Monday as "new information" emerged about Weinstein's conduct.

The actress' tweet comes as it's been revealed Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded in light of the sexual harassment investigation.

While "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn tweeted, "If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good fucking riddance". In addition to the Times report, Ronan Farrow has also reportedly been working "for approximately a year" on an article on Weinstein for The New Yorker. In a Thursday statement he said that he sometimes behaved badly with some of his colleagues in the past and apologized for it. The actress took to Twitter after Harvey was sacked from the Weinstein Company, sending messages of appreciation to her celebrity friends, including Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon.

Others were more cynical about the "swift action" taken by the company and Lena Dunham slated the Weinstein Company saying they "always always knew" about the accusations.

The scandal has seen Weinstein's lawyer Lisa Bloom and advisor Lanny Davis resign, along with other executives, while celebrities including Seth Rogen, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and Brie Larson have voiced support for his accusers.

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