Weinstein has already been expelled from the American Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the British Film Institute.
By order of Queen Elizabeth II, Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence in the U.S. for rape and forced sex, is stripped of the title of Honorary Knight of the Order of the British Empire. This was reported by the government bulletin TheGazette on Friday, September 18.
“The Queen has ordered that Harvey Weinstein’s appointment as Honorary Cavalier of the Order of the British Empire, dated January 29, 2004, be revoked, canceled and his name erased from the register of the Order,” the announcement said.
It is specified that Weinstein’s name will be removed from the register of recipients of the award.
Weinstein received the title of Honorary Knight in 2004. The British Queen granted him an award for his contribution to the development of the British film industry.
Withdrawal of the Order and the associated honorary title is stipulated in the rules for its holders. The highest award may be revoked if the holder of the award is found guilty of a criminal offense or an act that is not approved by the regulatory authority, or any other act likely to damage the reputation of the award system.
The producer was deprived of the award because in March this year he was sentenced to 23 years in prison on charges of rape and sexual harassment.
In 2017, actress Ashley Judd in an interview with The New York Times accused the producer of sexual harassment. Similar allegations were made by dozens of prominent actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and other celebrities.
In 2018, Weinstein was arrested on charges of rape and sexual harassment against two women. In March 2020, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison. At the very beginning of the trial, in January 2020, he was presented with new charges.
Against the backdrop of an investigation with Weinstein, his production company terminated his contract and his wife announced that she had divorced him.
Earlier it was reported that women who accused the producer, Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and violence, will be paid a millionth compensation.