The president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment, US media reported.
The trade publication Variety and CBS News said the Academy immediately opened an investigation after receiving three harassment claims John Bailey on Wednesday.
In response, the Academy issued a statement saying that it “treats any complaints confidentially to protect all parties.”
The group’s membership committee “reviews all complaints brought against Academy members according to our Standards of conduct process, and after completing reviews, reports to the Board of Governors.”
It added: “We will not comment further on such matters until the full review is completed.”