Simon Wiesenthal Center Statement Regarding Harvey Weinstein

October 10, 2017

We, at the SWC, are all horrified by the charges by so many people against Harvey Weinstein. Given the gravity of the accusations, we are removing his name from our roster of SWC honorees in all the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s publications.

“If we would know then that this is who he is and that he did this to women, we would have never honored him, period,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder & Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, "It’s not even a question. It’s against everything the Museum of Tolerance and the Wiesenthal Center stands for.”

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).