Magazine article Screen International

Academy Kicks out Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski

Magazine article Screen International

Academy Kicks out Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski

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Decision taken after Tuesday night board meeting.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has kicked out Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.

The move followed a vote by the board on Tuesday night. Announcing the decision in a statement on Thursday (May 3), the Academy said it acted “in accordance with the organization’s standards of conduct.”

The statement continued: “The board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity. …

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