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The Associated Press
The governing physique of the movie academy has voted to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mentioned Thursday that its board of governors met Tuesday night time and voted on their standing in accordance with their not too long ago revised requirements of conduct.
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The group that places on the Oscars additionally expelled Harvey Weinstein from its ranks in October.
Only one individual is assumed to have been beforehand expelled from the academy: Carmine Caridi, a personality actor who had his membership revoked in 2004 for lending DVD screeners of movies in rivalry for Oscars that ended up on-line.
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Polanski, who gained a greatest director Oscar for 2002′s The Pianiststays a fugitive after fleeing the United States in 1978 after pleading responsible to illegal intercourse with a minor. Cosby was convicted final week of sexual assault in Pennsylvania.
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