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It took the Academy six months after booting Weinstein to eject Cosby, Polanski

Mere days after the jury returned a guilty verdict in Bill Cosby’s post-#MeToo retrial, the disgraced star has been removed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has company, too. The Academy also opted to jettison Oscar-winning director and convicted child rapist Roman Polanski. Considering that Harvey Weinstein was also expelled within days … Continue reading “It took the Academy six months after booting Weinstein to eject Cosby, Polanski”

It took the Academy six months after booting Weinstein to eject Cosby, Polanski
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Mere days after the jury returned a guilty verdict in Bill Cosby’s post-#MeToo retrial, the disgraced star has been removed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has company, too. The Academy also opted to jettison Oscar-winning director and convicted child rapist Roman Polanski. Considering that Harvey Weinstein was also expelled within days of the allegations against him first emerging last fall, the expulsion of Polanski seems overdue. Still in the Academy: Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen. For now.

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