Film executive Harvey Weinstein's alma mater moved to rescind the honorary degree it gave him after a wave of Hollywood actresses came forward to accuse the producer of sexual harassment and other women alleged that he forced himself on them.
"The university is well aware of the allegations involving Mr. Weinstein," university spokesman John DellaContrada said in a statement. "The university has initiated the process, pursuant to the SUNY Board of Trustees policy, for the revocation of a SUNY honorary degree."
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Rutgers University in New Jersey, meanwhile, has chosen to keep a $100,000 donation from Weinstein to help fund the school's new chair honoring feminist icon Gloria Steinem.
"Harvey Weinstein and the H. Weinstein Family Foundation contributed a gift of $100,000 in honor of his late mother, who shared Gloria Steinem's hopes for female equality," Rutgers spokeswoman Karen Smith told NJ.com. "We can think of no better use of this donation than to continue this important work."
In 2004 and 2005, Disney donated $22,750 on behalf on Miramax to support a media study scholarship at Buffalo, DellaContrada said. The entire gift went toward scholarships that were awarded to university students in 2005.
But Weinstein never made a personal donation to Buffalo, DellaContrada said.