Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Television Academy following a flood of sexual abuse and harassment claims made against the film producer.

The organisation, which organises the Emmy Awards, voted on Monday to permanently banish the disgraced Hollywood producer.

In a statement to Variety, the Academy said: "After a hearing today, the Television Academy’s governance has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life. The Academy supports those speaking out against harassment in all forms and stands behind those who have been affected by this issue. 

"The unfolding and widespread examples of this horrific behavior are deeply disturbing to the Academy’s leadership. We have been in contact with leaders across the industry and share with them a deep sense of responsibility to provide clear workplace benchmarks reflecting decency and respect.

"As a result, we are expediting an already-begun detailed review and revision of our Television Academy membership codes of conduct. We are determined to play a role in protecting all television professionals from predatory harassment, ensuring they are able to practice their craft in a safe environment."

Former Hollywood power player Harvey Weinstein expelled from Television Academy

Last month, Weinstein was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hosts the Oscars, and had his membership of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) suspended.

The Producers Guild also revoked his membership and the British Film Institute withdrew a fellowship Weinstein had received in 2002. He has also been fired from the company that bears his name following the initial reports in the US media that he sexually harassed women over several decades.

The 65-year-old, who has "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex, is facing criminal investigations in both the US and the UK.