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.
May 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Roman Polanski continued attracting A-list talent for his films, A-list support for his freedom and had become a contradictory and uncomfortable symbol of an industry that seemed to pick and choose where to bestow its moral outrage.
August 19, 2017 8:32 am
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to California if he expects to resolve charges of sexually abusing a teen. The Oscar winner fled the country on the eve of sentencing in 1978.
August 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Director Roman Polanski has been accused of sexual assault conducted in 1973 by a 59-year-old woman when she was minor. It happened in South California and the allegation was reported to law enforcement early this year as reported by Xinhua news agency.