Profession: Film Producer
Why Famous: Along with his brother Bob Weinstein, co-founded the Miramax film studio and the Weinstein Company. Together they produced several award-winning films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and Gangs of New York.
In 2017, after the New York Times published a report into Weinstein's efforts to cover up years of his sexual abuse against actresses and women employed by him, Weinstein was fired by the board of his company and was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Since then, in what has been termed the Weinstein effect, several leading Hollywood actors and producers have been accused of sexual harassment.
Numerous allegations of abuse have emerged against Weinstein himself who was convicted of a criminal sex act and rape in 2020 and sentenced to 23 years in prison.
- 2007-12-15 "Marchesa" designer Georgina Chapman (31) weds Miramax mogul Harvey Weinstein (55) in Connecticut, USA
- 2017-10-05 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein
- 2017-10-09 Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse
- 2017-10-13 Actress Rose McGowan alleges that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 1997
- 2017-10-14 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape
- 2017-12-13 Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her
- 2018-05-25 Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct
- 2018-06-05 Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York
- 2020-01-23 Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her 25 years ago at his trial in New York
- 2020-02-24 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement
- 2020-03-11 Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for a criminal sex act and rape in New York