Written by Staff Writer
10 May, 2018 | 2:17 am
Director Roman Polanski has threatened to sue the body that runs the Oscars after he was expelled, 40 years after admitting having sex with a minor.
Polanski’s lawyer has asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to give him a fair hearing and “avoid an expensive lawsuit”. The Academy expelled both Polanski and Bill Cosby “in accordance with the organization’s standards of conduct,” the organization said in a statement.
Polanski was convicted of raping a 13-year-old in 1977, pleaded guilty, was jailed for 42 days and then placed on probation as part of a plea deal before fleeing the country upon learning that a judge planned to revoke the plea deal.
Bill Cosby was expelled earlier this month following his conviction for sexual assault.
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