6:00am PT by Chris Gardner
Harvey Weinstein Portrait Still on Display at NYC's The Palm Restaurant
Since October, as claims of his sexual misconduct accrued, Harvey Weinstein's name has been removed from projects and his membership revoked by multiple guilds and academies. Following explosive investigations by The New York Times and The New Yorker, the disgraced movie mogul saw his name removed from the rolls of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Producers Guild, the Television Academy, the British film academy and multiple projects on IMDb, not to mention the board of his own company.
So marketing executive turned author Josh Sabarra (Porn Again, Enemies Closer) was puzzled when he spotted Weinstein's face next to Diane von Furstenberg's on the iconic wall of caricatures at New York City's The Palm on West 50th Street. "You're one of my faves, but I think it's time to remove Harvey Weinstein," Sabarra tweeted to his 156,000 followers.
He's getting his wish.
THR reached out to The Palm, and a rep responded on behalf of the legendary restaurant chain that Weinstein's face is coming down. "While we rarely remove our caricatures, we did conclude it was best to do so in Mr. Weinstein’s case. His image has been taken down from one of our locations already, and is slated to be removed from the location in question very soon.”
A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.