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Hollywood Academy dismisses allegations of sexual harassment against its president

The institution has decided not to take disciplinary action after investigating a complaint against John Bailey

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Hollywood Academy dismisses allegations of sexual harassment against its president

The Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of United States has dismissed allegations of sexual harassment against its president, John Bailey. On March 18, Variety magazine reported exclusively that Academy awarding Oscar Awards had received three complaints blaming Bailey. In a statement released on Tuesday, academy has announced that it investigated both parties ' statements and will not take any disciplinary action.

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A 75-year-old Bailey and director of photography by profession, he was elected president of Hollywood Academy on 8 August and was taken over by Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The Academy secretary, David Rubin, stood in front of a commission that reviewed allegations against Bailey

"The committee unanimously decided that re was no need to take furr action in this case," says statement issued by academy. "The findings and recommendations of Commission were transferred to Board, which supported recommendation [not to take action]. John Bailey is still president of academy, "resolves writing. In addition, organization denies first reports that re were three complaints against Bailey and clarifies that y received only one.

The indictment against President of Academy was presented on 13 March. It was first case after academy last December imposed rules of conduct for its members following scandal of abuse by producer Harvey Weinstein.

Just a few days ago, John Bailey denied accusations in a letter addressed to staff in charge. "The media reports that describe complaints are false and have only served to tarnish my 50-year career," said president. Bailey said complaint goes back more than a decade ago. "It is alleged that I tried to touch a woman improperly while we were both riding a truck on way to a film set. That did not happen, "Bailey said in writing.

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