French president considers stripping Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor
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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.

“The French Presidency has started discussing this case with the Grande Chancellerie de la Legion d‘honneur,” a spokeswoman for President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Saturday, according to Reuters.

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“A decision will be taken after this discussion.”

More than two dozen women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment in recent days, allegations that stretch back three decades and include top Hollywood actresses like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd.

President Nicolas Sarkozy gave the Oscar-winning producer the award in 2012, which was first established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

But Macron is weighing to strip him of that honor after revelations about his alleged predatory behavior towards women surfaced.

“The Presidency considers that this behavior is in contradiction with honor,” the spokeswoman said, according to Reuters.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also ousted the veteran Hollywood producer last week.

In his first public appearance since news of the allegations broke, Weinstein told reporters last week that "we all make mistakes."

Weinstein has denied any claims of engaging in non-consensual sex.