Queen cancels Weinstein's CBE over sexual assault conviction, Internet asks 'what about Prince Andrew?'

While many asked why the Queen took so long for the decision, others speculated whether any action will be taken against Andrew over his friendship with Epstein


                            Queen cancels Weinstein's CBE over sexual assault conviction, Internet asks 'what about Prince Andrew?'
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Disgraced film producer, Harvey Weinstein, has been stripped of his honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) after sexual assaults conviction. The 68-year-old is in prison after being awarded 23 years of jail term in March. According to reports, at a recent meeting of the Honours Forfeiture Committee, the decision was made to take away the CBE from Weinstein. He received CBE in 2004 because of his works in the British film industry. “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 canceled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order,” a notice in The Gazette, the UK's official public record, stated.

Weinstein, formerly one of the most powerful men in the western film industry, produced movies like ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love’ during his time. After getting CBE in 2004, he said: “My life and my career have been greatly influenced and enriched by great British film-makers and authors and so I am especially honored and humbled to be receiving the CBE.” He was even jokingly called “God” by Meryl Streep at the 2012 Golden Globes.

However, his career and reputation went downhill after an October 2017 investigation by the New York Times, wherein a number of women working in the film industry accused him of sexual abuse and harassment. Following the publication, over 100 women, which included stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman, came forward with their stories of sexual misconduct at the hands of Weinstein. He was also stripped of France's prestigious Legion of Honour after the sexual assault claims. However, the movie mogul has repeatedly denied all the claims and also plans to appeal his conviction, The Mirror reported.

A number of people on Twitter expressed their views on Weinstein being stripped of his CBE, with many demanding that Prince Andrew should also be stripped of his titles. The 60-year-old was reportedly friends with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide in August 2019, while awaiting trial for underage sex trafficking. “Harvey Weinstein Gets Royal Honor Stripped, I Hope Prince Andrew Is Next,” wrote one. Another said, “The Queen has stripped Harvey Weinstein of his CBE. Prince Andrew may or may not be sweating buckets at this news.”



 

 



 

“Lightening response by the Queen to strip Harvey Weinstein of his CBE .. ffs Face with rolling eyes why the fuck he had one in the first place!!!! when’s Andrew being relieved of his duties?” asked a third person on Twitter while a fourth one added: “What's she going to do about Andrew? Queen Elizabeth II strips Harvey Weinstein of prestigious honor”.



 

 



 

“The Queen finally strips Harvey Weinstein of their CBE. Why did it take them so long and more importantly when are they going to strip Prince Andrew of their titles?” tweeted a user, to which another one said, “Some people say only good people get rich. Well people like disgusting Harvey Weinstein & evil Jeffrey Epstein were super rich but not super nice or good. Anyways good the Queen stripped his CBE now what's she gonna do about her son Andrew?. #HarveyWeinstein #PrinceAndrew”.



 

 



 

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