MJ Akbar says he is resigning to fight accusations of sexual harassment levelled by over a dozen women.
The probe is on a police report by a woman alleging a rape had taken place 27 years ago.
They voted to rescind his Kennedy Center Honors and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The actress alleges the Hollywood producer ruined her career when she spurned his advances.
NY civil suit alleges that Weinstein Company failed to protect employees from its CEO.