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Film Academy Expels Cosby and Polanski

May 3, 2018
The decision is the first major one since the organization implemented revised standards of conduct for its members after the expulsion of Harvey Weinstein in October.
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Sex, Drugs and Roman Polanski

Jul 13, 2010
The 34-year-old lens through which we view Roman Polanski’s crime is clouded because society’s viewpoint about his “sex crime” has swung in the opposite direction from that of a drug crime.Should a crime be viewed through a lens adjusted to the era during which the crime was committed?

Swiss Set Polanski Free

Jul 12, 2010
Roman Polanski is a lucky man -- and as of Monday, he's also a free man after a Swiss judge decided that the justification for Polanski's extradition to the U.S. was flawed. So, the "freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked." Updated

Polanski Speaks

May 3, 2010
Declaring that he only wants "to be treated fairly like everyone else," auteur-in-exile Roman Polanski spoke out on his own behalf on Sunday via his ally Bernard-Henri Lévy's website, claiming that there are "no grounds" for his extradition to the U.S. to face charges related to his decades-old sexual assault case.

Emma Thompson, Petition Tourist?

Nov 11, 2009
British actor Emma Thompson has drawn the ire of Roman Polanski's supporters by removing her name from a pro-Polanski petition she'd signed following the Polish filmmaker's September arrest in Switzerland. On Tuesday writer-filmmaker Yann Moix archly accused Thompson of "petition tourism."