The Times revealed that he had paid off accusers for decades, and several women interviewed by The New Yorker accused him of rape. The womenâs accounts are broadly similar: They said Mr. Weinstein would invite them to meetings in offices or hotel rooms, where he would appear naked or in a bathrobe, asking them to exchange massages, have sex or watch him masturbate.
But anger has continued to spread as new accusations emerge and some of the women affected, such as the American actress Rose McGowan, have slammed the industry for being slow to condemn him and accused his peers of keeping what had long been an open secret.
Members of Britainâs Parliament
On Wednesday, Chi Onwurah, a Labour Party member of the British Parliament, and other politicians signed an open letter demanding that Prime Minister Theresa May revoke Mr. Weinsteinâs 2004 title, Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
The status, ranked beneath a knighthood, recognizes achievement in the arts and sciences.
âHis continued membership runs the risk of bringing the honors system into disrepute and, moreover, sending the deeply troubling signal that our government does not take womenâs voices or allegations of sexual harassment seriously,â the letter said.
It is unclear whether the title will be revisited. A spokeswoman for Britainâs Cabinet Office, which awards the honors, said it did not comment on whether a personâs title was being reconsidered unless it was revoked in a process called âforfeiture.â
A title may be revoked, according to the Cabinet Office, if its…