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US News Harvey Weinstein could have royal honor revoked, Boris Johnson says

20:40  27 february  2020
20:40  27 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors. The Judge Is Unhappy.

  Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors. The Judge Is Unhappy. Over the weekend, just days before jurors in the Harvey Weinstein case were set to begin deliberations, his lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, wrote an opinion piece imploring them “to do what they know is right.” The article in Newsweek magazine infuriated the Manhattan district attorney’s office, and on Tuesday the lead prosecutor, Joan Illuzzi, called Ms. Rotunno’s behavior “inappropriate,” and tantamount to jury tampering.

Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on February 24, 2020  in New York City. - The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial hinted it was struggling to reach agreement on the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault as day four of deliberations ended February 21, 2020 without a verdict. The 12 jurors asked New York state Judge James Burke whether they could be hung on one or both of the top counts but unanimous on the three lesser counts. The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him of a variety of sexual misconduct charges in New York. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on February 24, 2020 in New York City. - The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial hinted it was struggling to reach agreement on the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault as day four of deliberations ended February 21, 2020 without a verdict. The 12 jurors asked New York state Judge James Burke whether they could be hung on one or both of the top counts but unanimous on the three lesser counts. The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him of a variety of sexual misconduct charges in New York. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) Following his rape conviction in New York City, Harvey Weinstein may be stripped of his royal honor in the U.K.

Harvey Weinstein Stunned by Verdict: ‘I’m Innocent. How Could This Happen in America?’

  Harvey Weinstein Stunned by Verdict: ‘I’m Innocent. How Could This Happen in America?’ As Harvey Weinstein sat in court when his verdict was being called, it was difficult to see the reaction on his face as the former powerhouse producer was surrounded by a swarm of court officers — but Weinstein’s attorney says the fallen mogul was stunned by the guilty verdict. “The words he said over and“The words he said over and over again to me is, ‘I’m innocent, I’m innocent, I’m innocent. How could this happen in America?'” Weinstein’s attorney Arthur Aidala told Variety and other reporters outside the courthouse shortly after the verdict was called on Monday.

The disgraced movie mogul, 67, was found guilty of a criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013. As a result, his CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), which he was awarded in 2004 for his contribution to the British film industry, may be revoked.

According to the Times of London, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in favor of revoking Weinstein’s honor but notes that it’s ultimately a decision that will be made by the Honours Forfeiture Committee.

“We are crystal clear that unwanted behavior is completely unacceptable. We condemn sexual violence in all its forms,” Johnson’s official spokesperson told the outlet.

Opinions | Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start.

  Opinions | Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start. Opinions | Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start.As difficult as it was to convict comedian Bill Cosby, the first prominent man found guilty of rape in the #MeToo era, grasping the horror of what Cosby had done was not that difficult. Sexual violence has always been a contentious subject, but even before #MeToo, everyone understood that drugging a woman and penetrating her unconscious body made a man a rapist.

In addition to the Honours Forfeiture Committee, the Queen will have to approve the final decision. The CBE marks the second-highest honor the monarchy can bestow on someone, the first being a knighthood.

A member of the British Parliament, Chi Onwurah, issued a formal request for Weinstein’s honor to be revoked following his conviction on Monday, arguing that his “services” to the film industry are now tainted.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a charity The Connection At St Martin's that supports rough sleepers in London, Britain February 27, 2020.  Tim Clarke/Pool via REUTERS © Thomson Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a charity The Connection At St Martin's that supports rough sleepers in London, Britain February 27, 2020. Tim Clarke/Pool via REUTERS “We have long been aware of these ‘services’ and the impact they have had upon so many women.”

The request continued: “In light of the guilty verdict will the Secretariat finally strip Mr. Weinstein of his CBE as I first requested on 11 October 2017? Or will they continue to honor Mr. Weinstein at the expense of all those who have experienced sexual violence and especially his victims?”

Opinions | Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start.

  Opinions | Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start. Opinions | Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start.In fairy tales, the climax of the story comes when the hero defeats the monster and all is well in the kingdom again. The conviction of disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act is a different kind of tale, unfinished and less comforting.

The verdict followed weeks of often harrowing and excruciatingly graphic testimony from a string of accusers who told of rapes, forced oral sex, groping, masturbation, lewd propositions and that's-Hollywood excuses from Weinstein about how the casting couch works.

The jury of seven men and five women handed down the verdict on Monday after five days of deliberating.

Weinstein has maintained any sexual encounters were consensual. Sentencing was set for March 11.

Gallery: Celebrities react to Weinstein conviction (Photos)

Harvey Weinstein wearing a suit and tie: Harvey Weinstein, once a celebrated movie mogul in Hollywood, was convicted of two sex crimes on Monday after a long trial that included graphic testimony and uncomfortable details. Witnesses in the courtroom said the disgraced movie producer was astonished when the verdict was read in court. Following his convictions for criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance called Weinstein a

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