(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 18 – Harvey Weinstein, the powerful American film producer who ended up in the storm for sexual abuse and sentenced in March, was deprived of the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Cbe), the civil honor of the United Kingdom’s highest rank after knighthood.
Weinstein received the title from Queen Elizabeth in 2004. In March, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison, after an investigation following a New York Times report in October 2017 that published the testimonies of several abused or molested women. from the manufacturer. Three years ago Weinstein had also been deprived of a 2002 award from the British Film Institute.
It was an independent ad hoc committee, which in the United Kingdom is responsible for the revision of state decorations, to evaluate the revocation of the honor granted at the time by the sovereign. (HANDLE).