On Thursday, the Avon Theatre in Stamford, which shows independent films confirmed they would be removing producer turned pariah, Harvey Weinstein, from its film advisory board, the Stamford Advocate reported.
According to an article Vanity Fair published yesterday, a total of “32 women and counting” have come forward with allegations of sexual assault or sexual misconduct against Weinstein. Amid these allegations, the theater decided to remove Weinstein from its board composed of other notable names in the film industry.
These members include “film executive Dennis Aspland; Sony Pictures Classics co-founder Michael Barker; filmmaker Milos Forman; cinema studies professor Anne Kern; actor Treat Williams; actor/producers Chazz and Gianna Palminteri; and film journalist Joe Meyers,” according to the Stamford Advocate.
This is not the only tie Weinstein has to Connecticut, writes the Stamford Advocate, he also owns homes in Westport, and one woman is accusing him of sexual misconduct or wrongdoing he committed against her in his Westport home.
That woman is Sarah Ann Masse an actor, comedian and writer who claimed when she was interviewing for a nanny job with Weinstein in 2008, he answered the door in an undershirt and boxers. She also stated that he led her inside and continued to conduct the interview in that manner of dress.
However, the Westport Police have stated they have not had any complaints against Weinstein. There is also no word yet on whether or not Weinstein will be tried in court. If he is found guilty of the allegations, Weinstein could receive up to 25 years in prison.