USC rejects $5 million foundation pledge from Harvey Weinstein – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES >> Film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was fired from the production company he co-founded in response to sexual harassment and assault allegations, recently said he was working with USC to create a foundation to create scholarships for female directors.

But the university announced today it wants nothing to do with his proposed $5 million foundation.

“The USC School of Cinematic Arts will not proceed with Mr. Weinstein’s pledge to fund a $5M endowment for women filmmakers,” according to the school.

Following the publication of a New York Times article last week that outlined a series of sexual harassment claims against Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax and The Weinstein Company issued a written statement that included his plans for the scholarship fund.

“It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her,” Weinstein said.

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