Queen Elizabeth strips Harvey Weinstein of honorary title

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

Disgraced Hollywood film producer is serving a 23-year prison term for sexual assault, rape, criminal sex act

Harvey Weinstein departs a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 5. Queen Elizabeth has stripped the former Hollywood mogul of an honorary award. (John Minchillo/The Associated Press)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has formally stripped Harvey Weinstein of his honorary award following 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.

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

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