Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Women in Europe join ranks accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

Women in Europe join ranks accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein's crumbling rep is now an worldwide affair - France plans to strip him of an honor they hand out to stand-up guys. which their Prez says he ain't anymore.

The French president has asked the Grande Chancellerie, which administers the country's highest civilian decoration, to strip Mr Weinstein of the honour because of the allegations that he sexually assaulted actresses.

Weinstein just got expelled from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this weekend as well.

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.

Weinstein was given the award in 2012 by then-President Nicolas Sarkozy following the French film "the Artist" winning multiple Oscar awards.

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

Macron also mentioned plans to fast-track legal procedures to investigate and prosecute sexual harassment in the hopes that more women will be willing to speak up.

The woman's name has not been made public. The force said officers from its Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.

British actress Lysette Anthony says she reported to police on Wednesday that Weinstein raped her in her London home in the late 1980s.

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