France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

Weinstein leaves the French presidential Palace with his wife Georgina Chapman after receiving the Legion d'Honneur in Paris in 2012. Chapman now plans to divorce her husband

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into five complaints of sexual assault against Weinstein by three British women, the Independent has reported. The academy said in a statement that its board of governors "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy".

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has not gone unnoticed overseas, with French President Emmanuel Macron announcing that he has taken steps to strip the Hollywood producer of his prestigious national Legion of Honor award.

"I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d'Honneur" from Weinstein, Mr Macron said in a televised interview. Video footage released by government channel RTVM showed Seagal animatedly talking to Duterte.

Though Weinstein has "denied" any "allegations of non-consensual sex" and has said that he is hoping to get a "second chance". The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday reported an allegation by Isa Hackett, a producer on one of Amazon.com Inc's shows, that Price had lewdly propositioned her in 2015.

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. "Since these acts lack honor, we [should consider] all consequences".

The Grande Chancellerie de la Legion d'honneur is the body in charge of the decoration, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

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