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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:31 PM

Academy Defends Decision to Expel Roman Polanski

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has filed a defense of its decision to expel director Roman Polanski last year, saying he was given a fair opportunity to challenge the decision.

Polanski sued the Academy in April on the grounds that the Academy had failed to follow its own procedures when it voted to kick him out in 2018.

Polanski was convicted in 1978 of raping a 13-year-old girl, but fled to France before he could be sentenced. He has remained in exile ever since. He and Bill Cosby were expelled from Academy membership in 2018 for violations of the organizationís standards of conduct.

In its response, the Academy said the board considered voluminous materials submitted by Polanski on appeal, including more than 400 pages of exhibits and a detailed memo from his attorney. Polanski also recorded a videotaped statement directly addressing the Board of Governors.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/oscars/academy-defends-decision-to-expel-roman-polanski/ar-AACJMv5?li=BBnbfcL

All I can say is what took them so long.

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. And I add......

hit the road Roman and Bill. You both, really screwed the pooch on your careers. Hope it was worth it.

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:57 PM

2. A true genius and true predatory rapist. Glad to see him expelled.

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