Richard Koenigsberg steps down from Weinstein Co. board: report

Richard Koenigsberg steps down from Weinstein Co. board: report



Another Weinstein Company board member has jumped ship.


Richard Koenigsberg stepped down from the board Thursday, according to NBC News, amid dozens of accusations of sexual assault and harassment against Harvey Weinstein.


Koenigsberg is just the latest member to leave his position, including Tim Sarnoff, Marc Lasry and Dirk Ziff.


He was one of the signatorees on the board’s original statement after an explosive New York Times article about Weinstein.


“The Weinstein Company’s Board of Representatives – Bob Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – are shocked and dismayed by the recently emerged allegations of extreme sexual misconduct and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein. These alleged actions are antithetical to human decency. These allegations come as an utter surprise to the Board. Any suggestion that the Board had knowledge of this conduct is false,” the statement read.


“We are committed to assisting with our full energies in all criminal or other investigations of these alleged acts, while pursuing justice for the victims and a full and independent investigation of our own.”

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Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault


Weinstein was fired Sunday night and the board, including Koenigsberg, issued a new statement citing “new information about misconduct.”


He has now reportedly checked into the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.


“You know what? We all make mistakes. Second chance, I hope,” he told TMZ Wednesday.


In less than two weeks, about 30 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and Cara Delevingne.

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