July 19, 2022 11:25 am
Release of the transcript, which was ordered by a California appeals court Wednesday after Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón dropped longstanding objections his predecessors made to its release, may support Roman Polanski’s claims that he was going to be railroaded by a corrupt judge.
July 15, 2022 9:27 am
Roman Polanski remains a fugitive after pleading guilty in 1977 to unlawful sex with a minor and fleeing the United States for France on the eve of sentencing the following year.
April 10, 2022 8:38 am
Before Will Smith, only a handful of individuals had been banned/expelled from the Academy. Here's a list.
August 26, 2020 12:20 pm
Roman Polanski had been an academy member for nearly 50 years at the time of his expulsion, and his films had been nominated for 28 Oscars.
February 29, 2020 9:00 am
Roman Polanski’s dozen nominations had divided opinion in France, a country where the #MeToo movement that inspired women globally to out powerful men for sexual misconduct has struggled to gain traction.
November 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Two years after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo era, directors accused of sexual misdeeds are still experiencing fallout, but to what degree depends on how big their star was to begin with.
August 31, 2019 11:23 am
Roman Polanski fled the U.S. after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl and has been a fugitive for more than 40 years. Although he continued making films with prominent actors and his 2002 film The Pianist won multiple Oscars, Hollywood’s acceptance of Polanski has waned in the #MeToo era.
April 20, 2019 9:33 am
Roman Polanski, who won the best director Oscar for The Pianist in 2003, remains a fugitive after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fleeing the United States the following year. He has been living in Europe since.
October 28, 2018 8:49 pm
Sigourney Weaver has said that she would again work with French-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski, who pled guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
July 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Emmanuelle Seigner on Sunday rejected an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a column in which she slammed the “hypocrisy” of a group that expelled her husband Roman Polanski two months ago.