>> The MeToo and Time's Up movements reaching the top of the organization that hands out the Oscars. John Bailey the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is under investigation by the organization after three people came forward with sexual harassment claims. That's according to a report from Variety.
The claims against Bailey come amid a historic shift for the Academy, which kicked out Harvey Weinstein, and replaced Casey Affleck as a presenter at its awards ceremony this year, due to sexual harassment claims. The shows host Jimmy Kimmel even took aim at alleged defenders. It also comes after the academy established a new code of conduct in December, saying members can be disciplined or expelled for abuse, harassment or discrimination.
Reuters has not independently verified claims against Bailey, Weinstein, or Affleck. Bailey is a veteran cinematographer who shot such films as The Big Chill and Groundhog Day.