The president of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences has been accused of sexual misconduct, lower than two weeks after the 2018 Oscars.
Academy officers are reportedly investigating three claims in opposition to John Bailey, a 75-year-old director and cinematographer, who was elected president final summer season as Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ successor.
Sarcastically, the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked Hollywood was a key subject on the Academy Awards two weeks in the past.
A spokesman for AMPAS has launched a press release, which reads: “The Academy treats any complaints confidentially to guard all events. The Membership Committee opinions all complaints introduced in opposition to Academy members in response to our Requirements of Conduct course of, and after finishing opinions, stories to the Board of Governors.
“We is not going to remark additional on such issues till the total overview is accomplished.”
Academy officers launched a brand new Requirements of Conduct initiative shortly after expelling Oscar-winning producer and AMPAS member Harvey Weinstein earlier this 12 months.
The film mogul has been accused of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault by over 80 girls following exposes printed within the New York Instances and the New Yorker in October.
The scandal sparked the #MeToo and the #TimesUp actions.
The brand new AMPAS initiatives embrace directions on how people could report claims of office misconduct in violation of the organisation’s requirements.