Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

Polanski Threatens Film Academy over Expulsion

Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion Polanski Threatens Film Academy over Expulsion
Lora Ball | 09 May, 2018, 17:48

Previously having cited Polanski and Braun as spotlighting the wrong set of rules that saw the director tossed, AMPAS did not respond today to request for comment on this latest move by the litigious director ... yet.

"I am writing this letter to you to avoid unnecessary litigation".

His lawyer Harland Braun has written to the Academy to argue that the film-maker's expulsion went against the Academy's own standards of conduct and Californian law.

The Academy, which organises the Oscars, kicked out the 84-year-old movie maker last week, along with comedian Bill Cosby, "in accordance with the organisation's Standards of Conduct" in light of sexual assault cases against both men.

Cosby, 80, is awaiting sentencing following his conviction for drugging and molesting a woman at his mansion in Philadelphia in January 2004.

Having won the Best Director Oscar in 2003 for The Pianist, Polanski has been in self-imposed exile in Europe since he fled the USA 40 years ago after being convicted in 1978 of raping a then 13-year-old girl.

Polanski has been one of the more divisive members of the organization for years.

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The Academy had expelled film producer Harvey Weinstein in October, following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Put in place in December, the code reads that the organization has no place for "people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency".

However, the Academy's bylaws also state that the Board of Governors can expel or suspend any member for cause.

In his interview Polanski said that to him, #MeToo is a "collective hysteria of the kind that sometimes happens in the society". Geimer has said that she has forgiven Polanski, reports The Daily Telegraph, and has criticised the Academy's decision to expel him as "an ugly and cruel action which serves only appearance".

Meanwhile, in an interview with Polish publication Newsweek Polska, the Oscar-winning filmmaker shared his thoughts on the #MeToo movement, branding it "hypocritical" and "mass hysteria".

He continued: "Sometimes it's very dramatic, like the French Revolution or the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in France, or sometimes it's less bloody, like 1968 in Poland or McCarthyism in the US. I think it's total hypocrisy".

He has for years sought to negotiate a deal in the case with U.S. authorities.

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