Disney is secretly removing Harvey Weinstein’s name from Artemis Fowl movie

DISGRACED movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been removed as a producer from the upcoming Disney film Artemis Fowl.

The studio kicked him off the production as it moves to distance itself from the once all-powerful movie executive.

 Harvey Weinstein is facing multiple police probes after a raft of women came forward claiming he harassed or abused them

Weinstein, 65, is facing a raft of sexual assault probes after dozens of women came forward alleging he had harassed, assaulted, and in some cases, raped them.

Despite an initial statement asking for a "second chance" in the industry, he was been promptly kicked out of The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded with his brother Bob.

Last week his membership of the BAFTAs was suspended and he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation that runs the Oscars.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted a Disney spokesperson as saying: "We have terminated his services as a producer".

The Sun Online has approached Disney for comment.

Last week Weinstein said he would be seeking treatment amid rumours he had checked into a sex rehab clinic.

 Judi Dench is rumoured to be starring in the upcoming Artemis Fowl film

Artemis Fowl, currently in pre-production, is based on the hugely popular series of books by Irish author Eoin Colfer.

Judi Dench is rumoured to have signed up to star in it, and it will be directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Meanwhile, Deadline yesterday reported that Colony Capital is set to give the Weinstein Company a cash injection as it continues reeling from the scandal.

The investment company's founder said it would "help return the company to its rightful iconic position in the independent film and television industry".

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