The Queen Orders Harvey Weinstein UK Honour Be "Erased"
Queen Elizabeth II has revoked a British honour previously awarded to Harvey Weinstein. The disgraced former film producer had been made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2004. But Weinstein, now a convicted rapist and sex offender, has had the honour erased on direct order from the Queen. It's the latest of several awards and honours rescinded following Weinstein's downfall and conviction.
Harvey Weinstein's CBE honour will be "erased" from the record on direct order from the Queen.
On Friday, news of the action against Weinstein, the disgraced former film producer and convicted rapist, was published in public record newspaper The London Gazette. It reads:
"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."
Queen Elizabeth orders Harvey Weinstein CBE honour "erased"
Back in 2004, Weinstein was appointed an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to the British film industry. But the one-time industry legend had a severe downfall beginning in 2017, when dozens of women spoke out on his predatory and criminal behaviour.
In February 2020, Weinstein was convicted on charges of criminal sexual assault and rape, and sentenced to 23 years in prison. He has now had several honours rescinded, including a British Film Institute Fellowship and a Harvard W.E.B. Du Bois Medal — both of which were revoked in 2017. His 2004 CBE now joins the list of rescinded honours.
Harvey Weinstein is serving 23 years following 2020 conviction
Weinstein is currently serving his 23-year prison sentence at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York. The 2017 and 2018 accusations against Weinstein, which led to a criminal conviction, also initiated what became known as the MeToo movement.
The order from the Queen comes days after she relocated to the Sandringham Estate, where she'll remain with Prince Philip into October.