The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it will hold a special meeting to determine if any action is needed in response to allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Harvey Weinstein dating back decades.

In a statement Wednesday, the Academy called the allegations against Weinstein "repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents." The Board of Governors will hold a special meeting on Saturday to "discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy."

Weinstein, a member of the Academy, won a Best Picture Oscar for the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love." The film starred Gwyneth Paltrow, who has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Among the rising number of allegations, three women accused the producer of sexual assault in a report in the New Yorker on Tuesday. The controversy began last week when the New York Times published a report about multiple instances of alleged sexual harassment dating back decades.

In response to the New Yorker piece, a spokesperson for Weinstein said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein."

On Sunday, Weinstein was fired by the board of his company.