Oscars President John Bailey Is Being Investigated For Sexual Misconduct
For the last several months, people in high-powered positions in Hollywood and moviemaking have been ousted after allegations of multiple counts of sexual misconduct. Harvey Weinstein, whose legal battles and investigations or still ongoing, first sparked the movement which has grown quite a bit. While the Academy took quick steps to remove Weinstein from their numbers, they now find themselves with another instance of sexual misconduct from a top tier member on the Board of Governors. John Bailey, the current president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is now under investigation for alleged sexual harassment.
According to Variety, the Academy received three harassment claims on Wednesday. The organization then took immediate steps to open a probe, said sources close to the situation. No specific details about the allegations or who they are from have emerged yet. If John Bailey were to be expelled from the Academy, he would be replaced by Lois Burwell, a veteran makeup artist who is the Academy’s vice president, until the next election in July.
John Bailey was elected as president of the Academy…