The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said it's conducting an internal review after the trade publication Variety reported that three claims of sexual harassment were made this week against President John Bailey.
It was unclear if Bailey would continue to serve as the president of the academy, or if he has been suspended during the investigation.
"The Academy treats any complaints confidentially to protect all parties", the statement reads.
Academy rules stipulate that the Membership and Administration Committee review all misconduct allegations. The Academy also has stated that it would not comment further on the issue until a full review is completed on the same. Neither Bailey, who was elected to a four-year term in August, nor the Academy are commenting on the nature of the allegations. He succeeded marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who shepherded the organization through a tumultuous period including the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, and through a dramatic membership expansion that greatly increased the body's diversity and female membership.
In addition to creating a no-tolerance policy toward sexual harassment, the academy launched a new process to handle allegations, with the board of governors to determine the disciplinary action.
The former movie mogul was kicked out of the Academy less than 10 days after the first of the allegations surfaced.
Though the position of academy president is unpaid and has traditionally been largely ceremonial, in recent years, it has become more demanding and closely scrutinized. If investigation against Bailey forces him to leave office, Vice President Lois Burwell, make-up film as fifth Element, save private Ryan or Braveheart, would temporarily take over presidency until upcoming elections in this Organization in July.