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Chi Onwurah, a British government member, is throwing her weight behind the ongoing campaign to have Harvey Weinstein stripped of his royal honor.
The disgraced Hollywood executive was found guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and third-degree rape.
Weinstein, 67, was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping ex-actress Jessica Mann in 2013 and sentenced to 23 years in prison.
He was acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault.
“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?” Onwurah wrote in her letter. She has been rallying for months to have his CBE revoked.
Actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd were the first high profile women to step forward and share their experiences.
As time rolled on, Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Headey, Lupita Nyong’ o also shared their own harrowing experiences at the hands of the convicted rapist.
She says Weinstein invited her to a film screening at his home in Westport, Conn.
“Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe,” she wrote in the NY Times op-ed. “I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”
She says that despite her objections, Weinstein insisted on taking his pants off during the massage. Eventually, she made her excuses and left, adding that she was able to “justify” the incident to herself.