Harveygate: French President Macron Strips Weinstein of Legion of Honor

Reacting to the massive scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and abuses on more than three dozen women, French President Emmanuel Macron has taken steps to strip the disgraced Hollywood producer of his Legion of Honor.

In an interview with TF1 on Sunday, Macron confirmed he had reached out to the Grand Chancellor of the Order in Paris to ask the institution to revoke Weinstein’s Legion of Honor, France’s highest award. Then-president Nicolas Sarkozy had given the Legion of Honor to Weinstein in 2012, after “The Artist” — which Weinstein distributed and campaigned for — won five Oscars.

“I have asked the Grand Chancellor of the Order to examine quickly this case and launch a disciplinary procedure [against Weinstein]…considering the gravity of the facts,” said Macron, adding that the Chancellor will have to make the ultimate decision.

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