Monday, September 14, 2020

Harvey Weinstein To Be Stripped Of His CBE Award

The American film producer, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a US court earlier this year, is expected to lose the CBE when the Honours Forfeiture Committee meets on Friday to consider recipients who have brought the system into disrepute, Daily Mail Uk reports.

Weinstein, 68, was appointed an honorary CBE in 2004 for recognition of his contributions to the British film industry. The award was “honorary” because Weinstein is not a citizen of a Commonwealth country. A CBE is the rank of a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and is one step below a knighthood.
The move to have his CBE stripped follows a campaign by playwright Polly Creed for Britain to follow the example of France, where President Emmanuel Macron set in train the process for removing Weinstein’s Legion d’Honneur within days of the allegations surfacing in 2017.

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