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Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was stripped of his CBE after being convicted of rape in New York.
Weinstein, 68, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a US court in February, received an honorary CBE for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004.
A notice in The Gazette, the UK’s official public register, announced today that the Queen had ordered that the honor be ‘canceled and annulled and that her name be removed from the Register of said Order.
It read: ‘The Queen has ordered that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein as Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated January 19, 2004, be canceled and nullified and his name expunged from the Register of said Order
Harvey Weinstein CBE for contribution to the British film industry
Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his CBE for his contribution to the British film industry after he was convicted of rape earlier this year.
A number of actresses brought harassment allegations against Weinstein prior to his conviction earlier this year, including Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Léa Seydoux.
More than 80 women came forward, and many said they were blacklisted from for-profit projects if their advances were rejected.
Weinstein received the honorary CBE in 2004 for his services to the British film industry.
Harvey Weinstein classic films Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting
His credits include classic films Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Gangs Of New York, and Shakespeare In Love.
He received more than 300 Oscar nominations throughout his career, and Meryl Streep jokingly referred to him as ‘God’ at the 2012 Golden Globes.
Honors may be removed with the advice of the forfeiture committee and with the approval of the Queen. The committee considers whether the holder of an honor has discredited the system.Weinstein, 68, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a US court in February, was granted an honorary CBE for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004
actresses made harassment claims against Weinstein ahead of his conviction
Others who have had their honors removed include Russian spy Anthony Blunt and Fred Goodwin, who led the Royal Bank of Scotland to an annual loss of £ 24.1 billion.
Senior Labor MP Chi Onwurah has been calling for the CBE to be removed from Weinstein since 2017, when several women came forward to allege serious sexual misconduct.
In announcing her CBE in 2004, Weinstein said: “My life and career have been greatly influenced and enriched by great British filmmakers and authors, and I am especially honored and humbled to receive the CBE.”
Los Angeles prosecutors filed a request to extradite Weinstein from New York, in an attempt to try the disgraced Hollywood producer on five counts of sexual assault.
If successful, it would pave the way for Weinstein, the money and power behind some of the biggest Hollywood movies of the last 25 years, to stand trial again.
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Former movie mogul Weinstein, 68, received an honorary CBE in 2004
Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York for rape.
Notice announced today that Queen ordered the honor to be ‘canceled and voided