Queen strips convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein of honorary CBE

The disgraced film producer is serving a 23-year prison term in New York

18 September 2020 - 15:12 By Guy Faulconbridge
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his 2004 CBE. File photo.
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his 2004 CBE. File photo.
Image: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has formally stripped Harvey Weinstein of his honorary award after his conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping an actress.

“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,” according to an official announcement in the London Gazette said.

Weinstein, 68, is serving a 23-year prison term in New York state after his February 24 conviction. He has appealed the conviction.

Reuters