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Within the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations lodged in opposition to Harvey Weinstein, the College of Southern California's College of Cinematic Arts has determined to not settle for a pledged $5 million endowment from the now-ousted government of the Weinstein Firm. Since final Thursday, greater than 20 girls — together with Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie — have alleged Weinstein made inappropriate, undesirable sexual advances; a number of girls claimed he sexually assaulted them.
The endowment was to fund scholarships for ladies administrators at USC. Simply final Thursday, Weinstein touted his reward to the varsity in a statement he gave to the New York Instances. “One 12 months in the past, I started organizing a $5 million basis to present scholarships to girls administrators at USC. Whereas this might sound coincidental it has been within the works for a 12 months,” he wrote in his assertion, which addressed the newspaper's report in regards to the a long time of alleged sexual harassment.
A spokesperson for USC confirmed to BuzzFeed Information that the choice to nix Weinstein's endowment was made on Tuesday (Oct. 10) — the identical day The New Yorker revealed a narrative that included three girls's tales of being raped by Weinstein and the New York Times revealed a follow-up story detailing new allegations of harassment and coercion.
By means of a consultant, Weinstein “unequivocally denied” having nonconsensual intercourse to the New Yorker.
Weinstein's consultant didn’t instantly reply to BuzzFeed Information' request for a touch upon the rejected donation to the college. However within the assertion final week, Weinstein stated he would title the endowment after his mom, including, “I gained't disappoint her.”