>> It's not just Harvey Weinstein's wife who's abandoning the Hollywood mogul. After 41 year old designer Georgina Chapman told People magazine she's leaving Weinstein amid multiple claims of sexual abuse, several organizations have begun to distance themselves from the producer as well.>> These are bad boys.>> Weinstein on Wednesday, stripped of his membership in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the prestigious organization that hands out the BAFTA awards, the UK's version of the Oscars.
Weinstein's alma mater, the University of Buffalo, beginning the process of revoking his honorary degree according to reports. And on Tuesday, the University of Southern California reportedly rejected Weinstein's $5 million scholarship endowment for female directors, after a student-launched petition urged the school to quote, refuse Weinstein's blood money in exchange for its soul.
Claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape against Weinstein from multiple women surfacing this week in bombshell reports in both The New York Times and The New Yorker. Weinstein's spokesperson saying allegations of quote, non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by the producer. Meanwhile more celebrities speaking out against Weinstein and the social climate in general.
>> I think the time we're living in right now is like revelations. We're getting to see the way things really are behind closed doors. And now we have to make a conscious choice about who we are and how we're gonna go forward.>> The soul-searching and finger-pointing brought on by the scandal now prompting mea culpas for inappropriate actions from years past.
Hours after Ben Affleck said he was saddened over the allegations, actress Hilarie Burton came forward with a claim the actor had once groped her breast. Affleck apologizing for his offense in a tweet on Wednesday. The latest outlier among the Weinstein scandal, Lindsay Lohan, who posted a video of herself on social media, saying she feels bad for Weinstein and that his wife should support him.
The video has since been deleted.