Actor Bill Cosby (Bill Cosby) and director Roman Polanski (Roman Polanski) were expelled from the American Film Academy for “violating the ethical standards that members of the academy are obliged to follow, and humiliation of the values of human dignity.” With such a statement, representatives of the Academy announced the expulsion of two members.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences drove Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski out of the sexual scandals associated with their names. New rules in the organization are taken after the story with film magnate Harvey Weinstein. “The Council continues to promote ethical standards that require members to support respect for human dignity,” reads the statement of the Academy.
Five-time nominee for the “Oscar” award Polanski will retain the won award for “Pianist” in 2003. Then he did not take the Oscar personally, because he fled the US in 1978 because of the seduction of a 13-year-old girl.
Bill Cosby was found guilty by the court of sexual harassment of Andrea Condin. On Tuesday, the Academy of Television removed the name Cosby from its list of the Hall of Fame. Yale University recalled the honorary degree awarded to the comedian.