University at Buffalo begins process to revoke Weinstein’s honorary degree

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Producer Harvey Weinstein attends the Marchesa fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

The University at Buffalo announced on Wednesday morning that they have begun the process to revoke Harvey Weinstein’s honorary degree.

Erie County Legislature candidate Guy Marlette had called for UB to rescind the honorary degree they gave the film producer, who previously attended the school. He received an honorary degree in 2000.

“The university is well aware of the allegations involving Mr. Weinstein,” Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Stakeholder Communications at UB John DellaContrada, said. “The university has initiated the process, pursuant to the SUNY Board of Trustees policy, for the revocation of a SUNY honorary degree.

This comes after more stars made accusations against Weinstein.

Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie claim he sexually harassed them when they were younger.

Three women have told The New Yorker that Weinstein raped them.

He was recently fired from the production company he founded.

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