Weinstein, 65, faces allegations of sexual misconduct from more than two dozen women and three of rape.
He has apologized for having “caused a lot of pain” but has forcefully denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. It is believed he is currently in Arizona, receiving “treatment” related to his behavior.
In its 90-year history, the Academy has expelled only one other member, and only because of 83-year-old Carmine Caridi, an actor, violated specific written rules about sharing screener copies of films in 2004.
No member has been expelled for unethical or potentially criminal behavior, including figures such as Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Mel Gibson, who have had high-profile sexual or domestic assault allegations made against them.