Serial predator Harvey Weinstein has been terminated from the independent film company he co-founded in New York City.

The Weinstein Company's all-male board of directors terminated the powerful movie mogul amid allegations of sexual harassment. The film studio’s board of directors announced the termination in a statement on Sunday.

He is also barred from entering the company he co-founded with his brother Bob in 2005.

The news comes after a TV journalist accused Weinstein of masturbating in front of her.

Lauren Sivan, a reporter with Los Angeles Fox News affiliate FOX11, said Weinstein backed her into a corner in a kitchen that was not accessible to the public.

She said he then masturbated in front of her. The incident happened about 10 years ago, but Sivan never spoke about it until the New York Times published a bombshell report last week. The Times reported that Weinstein settled out of court eight times with his accusers.

As the story about Weinstein's predatory behavior mushroomed on Friday, the Oscar-winner said he would take a leave of absence and seek therapy for his unnatural urges.

The 65-year-old father-of-five blamed his urges on his volatile temper and the "casting couch" culture in Hollywood.

"I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then," Weinstein said.

He added, “I also have the worst temper known to mankind, my system is all wrong, and sometimes I create too much tension. I lose it, and I am emotional, that’s why I’ve got to spend more time with a therapist and go away."
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Meanwhile, friends of former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are questioning their judgment.

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Friends say the Obamas were well aware of Weinstein's predatory behavior when they asked him to allow their eldest daughter, Malia Obama, to intern at his film company over the summer.

Former New York Times writer Frank Rich tweeted on October 6, “Biggest mystery of @nytimes Weinstein story: How exemplary parents like Obamas let their daughter work there. The stories were out there.”

Weinstein reportedly donated over $28,500 to Obama’s 2008 campaign, and he held a star-studded fundraiser for Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.

A reporter writes: "If they were such great parents, it’s fair to ask why did they let their 18-year old daughter work for an alleged sexual predator for more than six months?"

Multiple blogs posted photos of a miserable-looking Malia arriving at Weinstein's offices during her internship.

In more bad news, Weinstein's friend and legal counsel, Lisa Bloom, dropped him as her client after her mother, Gloria Allred, publicly slammed her for defending the predator.

Bloom, 56, announced her resignation in a tweet on Saturday afternoon.

"I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein. My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement," she wrote.

  • Justlooknout

    M?u?l?t?i?p?l?e? ?b?l?o?g?s? This blog posted photos of Malia m?i?s?e?r?a?b?l?e?-?looking bothered arriving at Weinstein’s offices during her internship.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yet the man who said he would sleep with his own daughter is the president currently...hmmm

  • TheOwley

    TPBT don’t do this unless you pissed them off, big time. This man has been at it for decades and it was Hollywood’s open secret. They all knew and submitted to him to get jobs and the contracts. What I want to know is why this now. He settled out with many women and at least two actresses came forward with allegations. And nothing. Unfortunately he is not alone. The casting couch is big and active and if these bigwigs that kept quiet want to be true heroes, they need to expose the nasty hive and now is the time.

  • Karen Brady

    When you're fired from a company that bears your name. Not by coincidence but because it is your company. Dumbazz. Sick of pervs.

  • Junkanoo

    They must of known all along and are only firing him to save face . Am sure this guy isn't the only pervert in hollywood ,funny how few celebrities are speaking out against him . This explains how subpar talent like Jennifer Lawerence become such big stars. This is nothing new ,gross yes but the casting couch is how many become star. Hollywood is seedy as hell.

  • Roderick2011

    I read that his brother was behind the NY Times story.

    Cain and Abel.

  • Justlooknout

    This man is sick but not stupid enough to touch or do any of the alleged things to her or in front of her Malia Obama.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Malia is fine. she has secret service protection... Good job Auntie trying to rope the REAL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BARACK OBAMA into this story.. you tried... E for Effort,,,

  • hottlanta

    It is funny how the media is questioning the Obama's integrity about Weinstein but is not questioning Christians like Huckabee who will let you know he supports Dump and even has his daughter working for him. Another Christian who works for Dump with no reservations is Pence. He wastes taxpayer tax dollars for 15 minutes at a football game to walk out for the disrespect of a flag but wasn't outraged/didn't immediately quit the campaign when he heard the tape about Dump disrespecting/grabbing women by the cat without their permission. I call them Christians because they is how the publically identify themselves and they want you to know it. So if Obama is accused of being blind to Weinstein then every person who voted for Dump and ignored his ADMISSION of being a sexual predator is responsible for his behavior as well and they should take responsibility as well . The Republican Party is responsible for him as well and should give the money back. So far no one has done that. What is the holdup.

  • hottlanta

    Don Lemon did a beautiful smack down about that. Ole girl was talking about Hillary and Obama oughta be ashamed of themselves about Weinstein and why haven't they made a statement. Don got sick of the BS, played the famous Dump tape and told her what is the difference between Weinstein and Dump. He said I noticed when I played the tape you cringed and what is the Republican Party gonna do about Dump and should they be getting their money back. Someone had a picture of Weinstein/Obama/Hilary then bam someone they had a picture of Dump and Weinstein. He even said Dump even supports and still talks to Bill O'Reilly and you don't have a problem with that. He even said Bill was a good man I thought she was gonna pee on herself.

  • nick c

    Meryl Streep ugly azz finally coming out calling him disgusting after all them years of calling him "God" you just don't have any credibility anymore. I swear you can never have white ladies as allies in the biz.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Power has no limits....although I doubt he did anything to Malia. She probably never even saw or interacted with him.

  • Bashi22

    White privileged he still going get cheques from production company. He will still be on payroll or they going to change the name of the company

  • hottlanta

    Yep he got white folks fired. He didn't get black folks fired where he gotta be at the unemployment office the next day at 8am. Then when they send the form to job to see why he got fired his unemployment is reject. They all over him but stays silent on Woody Allen sexing and marrying his adopted daughter.

  • LuLu

    In my BEST Chris Tucker voice: How the hell you get fired from your own company, man?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    His rapist behavior has NOTHING TO DO WITH OBAMA SANDY! GTF over it!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Please don’t come through this MF with facts! Sandy doesn’t like those LOL.

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  • Omandesert

    Didn't Obama's daughter had secrets service agents with her? I doubt Whinysteiny wanted to play with his dick in front of them.

  • Bashi22

    They all Jews who run Hollywood remember the synagogue need to be funded and Israel ?? need money ? to fight Palestine borders. Only if wealthy black people would stick together likes these people then we will see changes

  • morenYAHdelsur

    She’s comical! Always associating Obama with the world’s madness.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    EXACTLY! Thank you for that tidbit that Auntie may have forgotten..

  • Kimberly King

    Whyte men have been doing things like this since the beginning of time. They raped and molested plenty of our ancestors. Hence why the sexual assault laws are so lenient. They want to protect their own people. Creeps

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    They can't be allies at all. They cover for each other and their WM. Will quickly throw a black woman under the bus and use another black woman to do it. Who do you think raised those WM? That Apple landed right on the trunk of the tree.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Wouldn't be surprised.

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  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Exposing the nåsty hive would mean some of them would have to expose themselves. That's why they're staying quiet and just hoping this all blöws over as only HIS problem.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Man, man, man. Smh.

  • starbright9449

    Did Malia work directly with him and have direct contact with him?

  • TheOwley

    I read he will name names over time to expose others and particularly those using harsh words on him.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Really Sandra? You tried it with all those secret service agents floating around. How's 45 doing? LOL

  • Dahl

    He must've dropped the ball on his end of the bargain to get so exposed...