Macron 'to revoke Harvey Weinstein's Legion of Honour award'

French President Emmanuel Macron is interviewed at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday

France is reportedly considering stripping longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of the state's highest civilian distinction award, the Legion of Honor, amid ongoing sexual harassment allegations.

Macron said in an interview with TF1 television on Sunday that he has "taken steps" to strip Weinstein of the honor over the multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment now swirling around the Hollywood titan.

"Considering the annulment of the Legion of Honor to foreigners, the rule is to wait for a final condemnation before launching disciplinary action", the Grand Chancellor's office said.

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In his first public appearance since news of the allegations broke, Weinstein told reporters last week that "we all make mistakes". The force said officers from its Child Abuse and Sexual Offenses Command are investigating. That alleged assault - reported to have taken place in west London during the late 1980s - also is being investigated.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades. Weinstein denies non-consensual sexual activity.

The producer, who won Oscars for films including The Artist, received the Legion of Honour, "Chevalier" grade, from former President Nicolas Sarkozy in March 2012. French actresses are among those who have accused Weinstein of sexual wrongdoing. In a national television interview Sunday, Macron says he's "started the procedures" for the removal.

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