The Academy Is Investigating Its President For Sexual Harassment

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Hollywood trade publications revealed Oscars Academy chief John Bailey to have been struck with multiple sexual harassment accusations.

"Sources familiar with the situation" tell Variety that the allegations were received by the Academy on Wednesday, with an investigation launched immediately to determine their veracity.

"The Academy treats any complaints confidentially to protect all parties", the statement reads. According to our code of conduct complaints filed against members of Academy are studied by a committee that, completing its investigation, presents its conclusions to Board of Governors.

It added: "We will not comment further on such matters until the full review is completed".

Bailey did not respond to CNN's request for comment.




John Bailey, who has been president of the Academy since past year, is now facing three harassment claims, according to Variety, who first reported the news. His DP credits include Groundhog Day, American Gigolo, As Good As It Gets and The Kid Stays in the Picture.

Just 10 days after The New York Times published its bombshell report on film producer Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual assault and harassment, the academy voted to expel him from the organization.

Bailey, 75, is known for his work as director of photography in films such as Reencuentro (1983) and Trapped in Time (1993). Under these guidelines, claims can be submitted through a link on the Academy website or by calling the Academy's membership department. If forced to step aside he would be temporarily replaced by the vice-president, Lois Burwell, a veteran makeup artist.

At a February lunch for this year's Oscar nominees, Bailey promised the Academy would adopt a "greater awareness and responsibility in balancing gender, race, ethnicity, and religion". Bailey has been a member of the Board of Governors since the 1980s.

When confronted with those complaints, Bailey told Variety past year: 'What you just said is bulls**t.

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