Harvard University to Revoke Harvey Weinstein’s Du Bois Medal

Harvey Weinstein continues to lose accolades and awards — the latest institution to strip him of a commendation is Harvard University, which will revoke the Du Bois Medal Weinstein was awarded in 2014.

The Executive Committee of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, which awarded him the medal, voted Tuesday night to take back the award.

“We have voted unanimously to rescind the Du Bois Medal awarded to Mr. Weinstein in 2014,” the group wrote in a statement. “We stand with the women who have courageously come forward to fight for themselves and indeed for all of those who have experienced similar abuse.”

The W.E.B. Du Bois medal is the university’s highest honor for contributions to African and African American culture. Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, and Maya Angelou are counted as previous recipients.

The Executive Committee consists of five professors, director Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Lawrence D. Bobo, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, William Julius Wilson, and Emmanuel Akyeampong.

Numerous institutions have moved to rescind honors previously awarded to Weinstein in light of the numerous allegations of sexual assault and harassment mounting against the ex-mogul. The University of Buffalo, Weinstein’s alma mater, is moving to revoke his honorary degree and President Emmanuel Macron of France has taken action to rescind Weinstein’s Legion of Honor. The Motion Picture Academy and Producers Guild both voted to expel him from the organizations, in addition to several of Weinstein’s upcoming projects removing his name from the credits.

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