French President to revoke Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honour award

ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2017 06:25 IST

Paris [France], Oct 16 (ANI): In another blow to studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, facing sexual harassment and assault charges, French President Emmanuel Macron is moving to revoke the former's Legion of Honour award, reported the Independent.

Legion of Honour award is the France's highest civilian distinction, which was given to Weinstein on March 2012 by from former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Macron in a televised interview said that, "I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d'Honneur from Weinstein."

Dozens of women have broken their silence this week to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct - including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckinsale, Lea Seydoux, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.

Though Weinstein has "denied" any "allegations of non-consensual sex" and has said that he is hoping to get a "second chance".

Following the allegation of sexual harassment and assault, the producer has since been fired from his powerhouse studio, the Weinstein Company, his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has announced she's leaving him and he was also voted out from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (ANI)