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Its the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct for its over 8,400 members following its expulsion of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein in October. In Polanskis case, the expulsion comes more than 40 years after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl he plied with champagne and Quaaludes during a photo shoot, and 15 years after he won a best director Oscar. It is an ugly and cruel action which serves only appearance, said Geimer, who is now 55 and lives in Hawaii. It does nothing to change the sexist culture in Hollywood today and simply proves that they will eat their own to survive. I say to Roman, good riddance to bad rubbish, the Academy has no true honor, its all just PR

Braun accused the academy of failing to follow its rules and give Polanskis team a chance to respond to efforts to expel him. He said he and Polanskis agent will ask for the director to be reinstated next week and they want a hearing before a new vote on his membership is taken. Polanski has been a member of the film academy for 41 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, but that came to an end on Thursday when the organisation behind the Oscars expelled both him and Bill Cosby from its ranks.

The academy wrote in a statement that its board of governors met Tuesday night and voted on Polanski and Cosbys status in accordance with the new standards. Polanskis membership dates back to 1969, and Cosbys to 1996. However, Polanskis most prominent victim, Samantha Geimer, has damned the Hollywood institution, saying the Academy has no true honour, its all just PR. Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby expelled from Motion Picture Academy over sexual abuse convictions

Polanski, who won a best director Oscar for 2002s “The Pianist,” remains a fugitive after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fleeing the United States the following year. Cosby was convicted last week of sexual assault in Pennsylvania, for drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

The expulsion comes as the entertainment industry grapples with misconduct allegations that have led to dozens of politicians, businessmen and entertainers stepping down or being dropped from creative projects, sparking the #MeToo social movement and the Time’s Up campaign against workplace harassment and equal pay.

Cosby, 80, who was known as "America’s Dad" for his role on popular 1980s TV comedy "The CosbyShow," was convicted last week of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He faces up to 30 years in prison, and his attorney has vowed to appeal the conviction. Polanski had admitted to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 after a plea bargain in a rape and assault case, but fled from the United States in 1978 to escape imprisonment. In 2003, the Academy awarded Polanski an Oscar award for Best Director for The Pianist while he was living in exile in Paris.

Polanski, 84, who won the best director Oscar in 2003 for "The Pianist," in 1977 admitted to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. Cosby was on April 26 convicted for drugging and molesting an acquaintance in 2004. The 80-year-old comedian and actor has been accused of rape, assault, sexual battery and related crimes by about 60 women. Cosby has also been removed from the Television Academys Hall of Fame in light of the conviction.