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UPDATE 1-Hachette Book Group terminates Weinstein books impress (MMB)

(Adds mouthpiece criticism and details)

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Hachette Book Group, a U.S.
publishing residence of French organisation Lagardere, has
terminated a Weinstein Books imprint, a latest entity to
distance itself from Harvey Weinstein after allegations of
sexual nuisance opposite a film producer.

“Hachette Book Group has consummated a Weinstein Books
imprint, effective immediately (Perseus Books has
had a co-publishing agreement with The Weinstein Company, under
which we published around 10 new books a year),” a company
said in a statement.

The association combined that destiny titles now underneath the
Weinstein Books impress will be published by a Hachette Books
imprint, and Weinstein Books impress group will join Hachette
Books.

“Given new developments, we consider a name change is in
the best seductiveness of a authors”, a Hachette Book Group
spokeswoman said.

The mouthpiece also pronounced Weinstein Books impress had around
10 titles scheduled for announcement in 2018 and those will be
published underneath Hachette Books imprint.

The stop follows allegations by countless women that
Weinstein intimately tormented or assaulted them over a past
three decades.

Weinstein Co could not be immediately reached for comment.
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Sangameswaran S; essay by
Michel Rose, modifying by David Evans and Toby Chopra)

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