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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from his company after sexual harassment allegations

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from his company after sexual harassment allegations

Indie film impresario Harvey Weinstein, a towering figure in Hollywood, was fired from his company Sunday night after allegations that he sexually harassed women for decades.

Weinstein’s ouster, which comes just days after accusations against him were made public, marks a humiliating fall for one of the movie industry’s most powerful — and controversial — men.

He was credited with remaking the business of independent cinema and backing Oscar-winning films including “Shakespeare in Love” and “The King’s Speech.” Weinstein, 65, helped make the careers of film luminaries such as Quentin Tarantino and created the modern Oscar campaign. But the scrappy Queens, N.Y., native was also...

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