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France to strip Weinstein of Legion d'Honneur: Macron

© AFP | 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.

PARIS (AFP) - 

France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d'Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday.

"I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d'Honneur (Legion of Honour)" from Weinstein -- accused by several women of sexual harassment, groping and rape -- Macron said in a televised interview.

Weinstein was made a knight of the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest award, in 2012 in recognition of the efforts by Miramax, the company he founded with his brother Bob, to boost foreign films in the United States.

On Thursday, Florence Darel, 49, became the fourth French actress to claim she had been harassed by Weinstein.

Bond star Lea Seydoux had earlier written her own account of her run-ins with Weinstein and others in an industry that she said turned a blind eye to abuse.

Two other French actresses, Judith Godreche and Emma de Caunes, also said they had also suffered at his hands.

© 2017 AFP