Queen Elizabeth II stripped Harvey Weinstein of her knight title

Queen Elizabeth II decided to strip Harvey Weinstein of the title of Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The filmmaker, who is currently serving a sex offense sentence, received the 2004 award from the British Consul General Thomas Harris for his services to British cinema. The title of knight is awarded to people who have made “outstanding, innovative contributions to any field.”

In 2017, when Harvey became the hero of a scandal over numerous allegations of sexual assault, a number of British politicians asked the authorities to strip Weinstein of his honorary status. This did not contradict the rules, because the title of the knight can be taken away if its bearer harms the reputation of the order.
Now Weinstein’s name has been struck off the order’s register, and his appointment has been revoked.

Now the disgraced director is serving time in prison, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison. But the trial against him does not end, as new evidence of his other crimes appears, because of which his term of imprisonment may increase.

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