Roman Polanski will try to plea the verdict of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to drive him out, as told by Harland Braun, attorney of Polanski.
The Board of Governors of the Academy assembled on May 1 and chose to banish Bill Cosby and Polanski from its membership, in keeping the new standards of conduct of the organization. Polanski pleaded culpable to illegitimate sexual contact in 1977 with a minor and ran away from the country subsequent to serving 42 Days when it appeared he might be taken back to jail.
However, times have evidently altered, predominantly since the Academy banished Harvey Weinstein and set up new norms for reporting member misbehavior in January. Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO, when she declared those new norms, told Oscar voters, “The aim of the Academy is not to be an exploratory unit, but instead ascertain that when a complaint is brought up, it will undergo a fair and systematic method.”
Braun considers the Academy fell short to pursue a fair course in this case. He said, “Mr Polanski was expected to be given notification and have 10 Days to put forth his side. It was a total misfortune in the sense that they did not pursue their own norms.”
Braun mentioned he had heard the Organization was preparing to take up the matter of membership of Polanski, and he was ready to make a presentation to the panel, which would embrace statements from Samantha Geimer, the dupe in his 1977 case.
The rules of the Academy comprise a line that offers its board the power to banish a member with the approval of two-thirds of the Academy governors. The board maintains that power under the new norms issued in January.
In another report, supermodel Janice Dickinson, in her statement, mentioned that she was delighted by the expulsion verdict taken against Bill Cosby.