The Queen has officially withdrawn Harvey Weinstein’s Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award. Weinstein had received that award in 2004.
He is now serving a 23-year prison sentence for sexual assault against women in the film industry and abuse of power.
“The Queen has ordered that Harvey Weinstein’s appointment as Commander of the Civil Section of the Order of the British Empire on January 29, 2004, be struck down and his name removed from the official register.”
That is the announcement of the decision in The London Gazette, virtually the official journal of Great Britain where official statements are published.
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in February this year for assaulting several women in the film industry.
He is said to have used his great power and influence to force women to have sex. A total of 80 women have reported abuse or attempted abuse by Weinstein.
Among them are famous actresses such as Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman and Gwyneth Paltrow. The complaints prompted the broader #MeToo movement in which women from all sectors came out to denounce sexual exploitation.