Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of an honour that recognises his contribution to the U.K. film industry (that he received back in 2004), by Queen Elizabeth II.
Earlier this year, Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women. He was sentenced to 23 years behind bars.
Many accusations ended his career in 2017 and helped create the #MeToo movement, a worldwide recognised movement that demands all powerful men be punished for any sexual misconduct they commit.
A notice in U.K’s official public, The Gazette stated, “The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated January 19, 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order.”
The law states ‘The forfeiture committee can remove any honour with the approval of the Queen.’
Known highly as once being very powerful in Hollywood, Weinstein has been involved in projects such as The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, and Shakespeare In Love.
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Written by Ashley Riordan