Yardley MP Jess Phillips has called for Theresa May to strip disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of his honorary CBE.
An open letter signed by Shadow Industrial Strategy Minister Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Labour Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Arts and Heritage Minister Kevin Brennan MP and the Chair of the Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party, Jess Phillips MP, highlights allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against Weinstein last week.
The letter states that Mr. Weinstein’s actions were “unacceptable and intolerable. They were unacceptable in the 1960s, they are unacceptable now and they may well be criminal under US and UK law.” It goes on to argue that Mr. Weinstein has “fallen far short of the standards we expect from recipients of a CBE. His continued membership runs the risk of bringing the honours system into disrepute and, moreover, sending the deeply troubling signal that our Government does not take allegations of sexual harassment seriously.”