Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski Expelled From Film Academy



On-screen character/comedian Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski are never again individuals from Hollywood's most exclusive club. 

According to an announcement from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (the general population behind the Academy Awards) the gathering voted Thursday to oust Cosby and Polanski from the organization, citing its direct norms. 


"The board continues to support ethical norms that require individuals to uphold the Academy's estimations of regard for human dignity,'' the announcement from the Academy said. A week ago, the comedian once known as 'America's Dad' was discovered guilty on three tallies of disturbed indecent ambush following allegations he sedated and assaulted Andrea Constand, a previous Temple University representative. Cosby is set to be condemned at a later date, and faces up to ten years in prison and fines of $25,000 per tally. He will likewise need to experience an appraisal with the goal that authorities can determine regardless of whether he qualifies as a violent sexual stalker. 


While Cosby is generally associated for his parts in television, the comedian was a longtime individual from the Academy for his work in films like 'Leonard Part 6' and 'Phantom Dad.' Roman Polanski fled the U.S. in 1978 after he was accused of the statutory assault of a 13-year-old girl. Throughout the years, the director has continued his vocation in Europe, notwithstanding winning an Oscar in 2003 for directing the World War II show, "The Pianist." 


Maker Harvey Weinstein was likewise removed from the Academy last October after allegations of sexual misconduct about the maker surfaced. At the time, a few critics in Hollywood felt AMPAS was exercising a twofold standard for not taking a similar action against Polanski sooner. 


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