LONDON — French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he was working to rescind Harvey Weinstein’s prestigious Legion of Honor award.

Rescinding the honor is rare, although it also happened to another American: disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Weinstein was given the award in 2012 by then-President Nicolas Sarkozy after the French film “The Artist” won multiple Oscars. Weinstein’s company produced the film.

French actresses are among those who have accused Weinstein of sexual wrongdoing, notably during his multiple appearances at the Cannes Film Festival.