The Ambassador of France to the United States, Francois Delattre, honored Harvey Weinstein with the highest decoration in France first established by Napolean Bonaparte, the Légion D’Honneur.
Harvey gave a rousing speech after the decoration, bringing up his Queens upbringing, love of French cinema and thanks to the people who have helped bring him success including his mother Miriam Weinstein and director Quentin Tarantino.
Last nights event at the French Embassy in New York also showed a screening of the French film, “The Intouchables.” A film about a billionaire quadriplegic and his Senegalese caretaker, soon to be released in the United States the Weinstein Co.
Guests to the Embassy party in honor of Harvey included his mother Miriam, brother Bob, Padma Laskshmi, Ellen Burstyn, Paul Haggis, Glenda Bailey, Sante D’orazio, Jean Piggozzi, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Lloyd Blankfein, Steve Schwartzman, Ron Burkle, Sally Hershberger and many more. The event was sponsored by Moet and Chandon.