Published: Fri, May 04, 2018

Academy Takes A Stand, Boots Bill Cosby And Roman Polanski

Academy Takes A Stand, Boots Bill Cosby And Roman Polanski

The decision was taken on Tuesday at a meeting of Board of Governors of agency, based on " standards of conduct of Organization", according to a brief statement that does not refer to cases, and that Topps ensuring that academy bets on values of respect for human dignity.

That code of conduct was announced just days after the Academy expelled Harvey Weinstein. "The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify".

A composite image of Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski. A few of the 60 women accusing Cosby of sexual assault also testified against Cosby at what is being referred to as a very emotional hearing.

Comedy entertainer Bill Cosby was last week found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, relating to a 2004 incident in Philadelphia. He pleaded guilty to the offense decades ago, but fled the United State before he could be sentenced.

Cosby, a mainstay of American television for the second half of the 20th century, was never honored by the academy, but he co-starred in several feature-length comedies in the 1970s.


Cosby's reputation as "America's Dad" has taken a beating in the past year as more than 60 women have come forward and accused him of sexual misconduct dating back four decades.

Polanski, 84, won the academy's Best Director Oscar in 2003 for his Holocaust drama "The Pianist". For years, Geimer has maintained that Polanski served his time in her case, and has called for investigation into what she describes as misconduct and corruption on the part of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.

Comedian Bill Cosby and filmmaker Roman Polanksi were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars, on Thursday. With this decision, re are already four members that academy has expelled at some point.

Representatives of Cosby and Polanski did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The film academy came under intense scrutiny following Weinstein's expulsion and the rise of the #MeToo movement for some of its active members, like Cosby, Polanski and Mel Gibson.

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