Harvey Weinstein and his University of Buffalo Days
Harvey Weinstein was best known for his career as a film producer. As a co-founder of the Miramax entertainment company, he produced a number of successful independent films like Sex, Lies and Videotape, Pulp Fiction and The Crying Game. He won many Tony Awards and an Academy Award for his achievements in the film industry. After leaving Miramax, he co-founded the Weinstein Company, a mini major film studio.
In October of 2017, a number of sexual abuse allegations were made against Weinstein. As a result, he was dismissed from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In May of 2018, he was arrested in New York accused of rape and other offenses. He was subsequently released on bail.
Weinstein was born in Queens New York on March 19, 1952, the son of Polish immigrants. He was passionate about film early on and worked closely with his brother in an effort to be successful in the film industry.
He has been married twice. He first married his assistant, Eve Chilton in 1987. The couple had three children, Remy, Emma and Ruth. The two divorced in 2004. In 2007, Weinstein married fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman. They have two children, India and Dashiell. In 2017, Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein as a result of the sexual allegations reported against him.
In 1967, Harvey began attending John Browne High School. There, he worked on editing the school paper, was a member of the student council and participated in a radio club.
After college, Harvey enrolled at the University of Buffalo where he was also active on the school newspaper. He graduated from the school with an honorary doctorate of humane letters. The school is currently looking into rescinding this degree in light of the sexual allegations made against him.