Queen Elizabeth II Strips Harvey Weinstein of Top U.K. Honor


Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Harvey Weinstein of the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor.

The now-disgraced Hollywood producer earned the title in 2004.

”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 29 January 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order,” the U.K.’s official public record gazette, The London Gazette, states.

Variety confirmed the news.

The publication noted that the honor is designed for those who have made a “distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.”

However, it can be withdrawn for numerous reasons including: "being found guilty of a criminal offence, behavior which results in censure by a regulatory or a professional body, or any other behavior that is deemed to bring the honors system into disrepute,” the regulations governing the honors state.

Weinstein and his brother Bob used to run Miramax and Weinstein Co.

Earlier this year, he was found guilty of sexual assault and rape. He was sentenced to a 23-year prison term, which he is serving in a prison in upstate New York.

He faces additional criminal charges in Los Angeles, though Deadline notes extradition proceedings are delayed until December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, The British Film Institute rescinded Weinstein’s Fellowship, which was awarded to him in 2002.

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