Harvey Weinstein has to hand in the ribbon, which he received in 2004 in the name of Queen Elizabeth, this week, writes The Daily Mail.
Earlier this year, the filmmaker was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape by a US court.
Weinstein received the award for his work as a film producer. Theatre maker Polly Creed called on England to follow France’s example.
There, a few days after all the accusations surrounding Weinstein, President Emmanuel Macron started the process to take back his Legion d’Honneur, the French ribbon.
About eighty women, including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Léa Seydoux, came to Weinstein with sexual allegations.
Many women said they were being blackmailed when they rejected his attempts. For example, they were no longer allowed to participate in meaningful projects.