The President of the Academy Awards is under investigation for sexual harassment

Bailey speaks at the Foreign Language Film nominees cocktail reception in Beverly Hills California U.S

According to a document sent to members, individuals will be able to report misconduct through an online form the academy plans to launch in the summer of 2018, or by phone to the academy's membership department. The longtime AMPAS member had been president of the Cinematographers branch and previously served as a VP.

Bailey did not respond to CNN's request for comment.

"The Academy's goal is not to be an investigative body, but rather ensure that when a grievance is made, it will go through a fair and methodical process", CEO Dawn Hudson wrote at the time.

Bailey's credits include "Ordinary People", "American Gigolo", and "Groundhog Day".

More news: Group of Arsenal fans expected to unfurl Wenger 'respect' banner

In October, the board of governors of the 90-year-old institution - including such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Tom Hanks - voted to expel disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein from the group's ranks following multiple charges of sexual harassment and assault against him.

The Academy has been largely lauded for its response to the #MeToo movement though, with the group quickly voting to expel Weinstein and Bailey overseeing the establishment of a new code of conduct for the industry.

If proved true, the standards specify that AMPAS could " a.

If Bailey decides to step down, he would be replaced by Academy Vice President Lois Burwell, a make-up artist, until the next election in July.

More news: Sam Bradford agrees to terms with the Arizona Cardinals

Some within the organization, however, have wrestled in recent months with the implications of requiring the academy to police its members' behaviour. He is the first "below the line" leader of the Board of Governors since the 1980s.

Bailey was elected as president of the prestigious organization, which is made up of 7,000-plus members of the film industry, in August 2017.

Bailey, 75, is in his first year as President of The Academy.

At the annual Oscar Nominees lunch in February, Bailey told the room that "We are witnessing this venerable Motion Picture Academy reinvent itself before our very eyes".

More news: Oklahoma makes March Madness as No. 10 seed

Related:

  • Man United vs Sevilla…Confirmed lineups, predictions, Pogba and Martial benched

    Man United vs Sevilla…Confirmed lineups, predictions, Pogba and Martial benched

    Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia (c), Bailly, Smalling, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Lingard, Alexis , Rashford and Lukaku. But it was to little avail as United have now failed to reach the quarter-finals for four straight years.
    Australia-US trade relationship an example: PM

    Australia-US trade relationship an example: PM

    Europe's top trade official, Cecilia Malmstroem, said trade is being used "as a weapon to threaten and intimidate us". The EU trading bloc is seeking exemption from the tariffs.
    T25--A10-Saint Joseph's-Rhode Island

    T25--A10-Saint Joseph's-Rhode Island

    After Newkirk tied it with a basket on the next possession, Russell connected on a 3 to give the Rams the lead for good. Dowtin was at the forefront of the comeback, as his 16 points and 10 assists gave him a second career double-double.
  • New York Giants to sign LT Nate Solder

    New York Giants to sign LT Nate Solder

    Martin played well last season in place of Markus Golden, and proved to be a solid option both defensively and on special teams. The Giants also intend to sign outside linebacker Kareem Martin , a source told ESPN, confirming a report by the NFL Network.
    Google Assistant can now control third party apps using custom commands

    Google Assistant can now control third party apps using custom commands

    Today's new features are especially geared towards the smart home and better integrating those gadgets with Assistant. On your phone, audio from Actions will produce a media notification you can use to manage playback as well.
    A look at the nasty cut that nearly  ended Tom Brady's season

    A look at the nasty cut that nearly ended Tom Brady's season

    We were just a couple plays short". "They were sad for me and the Patriots". "It's been such a great love for me". Of course, Gronkowski returned for the Super Bowl and caught nine passes for 116 yards, including two touchdowns.
  • Hillary Clinton Criticized After Saying Trump Voters Supported a 'Backwards' Agenda

    Hillary Clinton Criticized After Saying Trump Voters Supported a 'Backwards' Agenda

    Apparently, Hillary Clinton , who is not almost as amusing as Flip Wilson, has a new version of the old Geraldine routine. The spill is the latest in a series of high-profile falls that Clinton describes as routine mishaps or simple clumsiness.
    DoJ proposes banning bump stocks, like those Vegas shooter had

    DoJ proposes banning bump stocks, like those Vegas shooter had

    During a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump vowed that a ban on bump stocks as a legal item in the USA was nearly "finished". But the step is tangible evidence that the department is working toward regulating the devices.
    Modi hold talks with French President

    Modi hold talks with French President

    Macron will be accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, and a delegation of businessmen and ministry officials. Macron arrived in India on Friday night. "Our aim is to begin a new era in ties between our two countries".
  • Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE

    Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE

    In addition, the general availability of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 in France has also been announced. We have long-standing expertise and deep local relationships in the Middle East.
    Nidahas Trophy: India win toss, match reduced to 19 overs

    Nidahas Trophy: India win toss, match reduced to 19 overs

    India will look for revenge when they take on Sri Lanka in the fourth game of the Nidahas T20I tri-series in Colombo on Monday. India will be happy with the way Shikhar Dhawan has gone about his business at the top of the order in the ongoing series.
    Richard Sherman says joining 49ers

    Richard Sherman says joining 49ers "reignites that gaoline fire".

    One of the draws to the San Francisco 49ers for first-time free agent Richard Sherman was the revenge factor. Much has been made of the Achilles tear, but it's not as if players can't return from such an injury.

Comments

Latest news

Saudi Arabia to make nuclear bombs if Iran does so: Crown prince
USA sanctions will resume unless President Donald Trump issues fresh "waivers" to suspend them on May 12. Saudi Arabia and Iran have always been rivals in the Middle East.

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP, Congress to fight for lone Chhattisgarh seat
The tenure of Yadav and two Congress MPs Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Narendra Budania ends on April 3. Deve Gowda had already giving indications of moving the high court if Speaker, Mr K.B.

South Africa apologise to Australia on Sonny Bill Williams mask incident
Candice Warner gained recognition in Australia as an "Ironwoman" endurance athlete. The allegations are the latest development in what has been a fractious series.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Details Leaked
Hollywood is also seeing a rise in female-driven action movies , making Tomb Raider an easy property to root for. The announcement comes one day ahead of the Tomb Raider film's theatrical release on Friday, March 16.

European Union parliament approves Brexit resolution to press United Kingdom in talks
Juncker warned it was particularly crucial for London to clarify its plans for the sensitive issue of the Irish border. The EU and Britain are hoping to seal a deal this month on a transition period after Brexit this spring.

Google to ban all crypto-related advertising
Advertisers can request certification with Google starting March 2018 when the application form is published . Bitcoin , Ethereum , and Ripple prices dropped after Google made the announcement on Wednesday.

Naresh Agarwal takes back his remarks on Jaya after facing criticism
UP BJP vice-president JPS Rathore said, "The party has fielded 11 candidates for the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections from UP". We have always welcomed leaders from Samajwadi Party with open arms since these are 2 very like-minded parties.

Federer downs Delbonis to kick off Indian Wells Masters title defence
However, after levelling up at 2-2, Federer hurried to a one-set lead in the next four games, winning three of them to love. In other matches, fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem had to retire with an ankle injury while trailing Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 4-6, 2-4.

'The View's Joy Behar Apologizes For Mike Pence Mental Illness Remark
Behar finally addressed the viewers and offered a twelve-second apology on the Tuesday, March 13 edition of The View . Her comments launched a protest that made it all the way to a shareholder's meeting of ABC parent Walt Disney Corp.

Southampton in talks with Hughes
Saints will be hoping to appoint Pellegrino's successor quickly, with an FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan looming on Sunday. Of this season's contrasting fortunes, Pellegrino said: "We have been living a hard season for many reasons".

Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State
Even Democrats who voted for Pompeo's confirmation to lead the Central Intelligence Agency past year now say they have concerns. Blessing said he believes the president will have Pompeo play on his knowledge of North Korea and Russian Federation .

Cech delighted with clean-sheet milestone
Cech alertly kept out Richarlison's dipping free-kick, but Roberto Pereyra should have done better than blaze the rebound over. The Germany worldwide defender headed the home side into the lead in the eighth minute and took Arsenal into a half-time lead.

China reacts to Trump's steel tariffs
Beijing and Washington have agreed to hold talks in Beijing in the near future to discuss economic and trade matters. China absorbed $136.3 billion in foreign investment past year .

'Sleep deprived, always under bright lights', Karti complains to CBI court
The agency can apply for yet another three days of police custody under the law, which allows 15 days of police remand. The ED opposed Sibal's contention that Karti should be allowed to withdraw the petition and approach the high court.

Oprah Winfrey got Mindy Kaling's baby daughter the best present ever
The 38-year-old writer and actress gave birth to her first daughter, Katherine Swati Kaling , in December . We urge any prospective performers out there to take Oprah's advice to heart, in particular.

Other news