Toyota’s Lexus to terminate partnership with The Weinstein Company

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Toyota Motor’s Lexus unit stated on Tuesday it is ending its partnership with film and TV production company The Weinstein Company after accusations that co-founder Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women.

“Lexus has opted to terminate its contracts with The Weinstein Company that saw the luxury automaker dealing with the film studio on particular film and television projects,” a company spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to Reuters.

Toyota’s luxury brand had been a sponsor of TV show “Project Runway” which has been produced by Weinstein Company.

The company’s vehicles will not appear on the program after the existing 16th season, which has already been filmed, the spokesperson informed Reuters by phone.

Lexus will also no longer partner with Weinstein Co for its Lexus Short Films series, which welcomed emerging filmmakers to submit their films for an opportunity to be produced by Weinstein Co.

Hachette Book Group, the U.S. publishing house of French group Lagardere, previously stated it had ended the Weinstein Books imprint.

Harvey Weinstein was fired as CEO by Weinstein Co earlier this month. He has rejected having non-consensual sex with anybody.

Weinstein Co did not instantly respond to requests for comment.

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