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Roman Polanski wins best director at fraught French Oscars

Feb 29, 2020 - 9:11 AM

Actress Adele Haenel, nominated for best actress for 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire,' storms out of the theater in protest of Polanski's win

A feminist activist places s a poster with a play on words combining the word rape in French with the name of Polish-French filmmaker Roman Polanski near the Salle Pleyel venue, where the Cesar Awards was held in Paris. Photo by Lucas Barioulet /AFP

Brad Pitt snubs French Oscars as Roman Polanski row rages

Feb 28, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Director Roman Polanski says he will not attend the awards because he fears a 'public lynching'

A picture shows a poster reading "Cesars of shame" placarded on the street near the Salle Pleyel venue, where the Cesar cinema awards ceremony is to be held the next day, on February 27, 2020, in Paris. - The academy organising France's Cesar awards is going through a crisis after the entire board resigned amid calls for reform and a row over the long-running Roman Polanski scandal. The Cesar Academy has been under fire since the end of January after Roman Polanski's film "An Officer and a Spy" (J'accuse) topped the list of nominations for this year's Cesar awards, due to be handed out on February 28. Polanski told AFP on February 27, 2020, he would not attend the ceremony French Oscars because he fears a "public lynching" by feminist activists. (Photo by Lucas BARIOULET / AFP)

French actress Valentine Monnier accuses Roman Polanski of raping her as a teen

Nov 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM

It is the latest accusation against the Polish-born director who fled to France from the US after admitting to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl

ACCUSED. Roman Polanski seen here at a film festival in Deauville, France in September 2019, faces a new rape accusation from French actress Valentine Monnier. Photo by Loic Venance / AFP

'Joker', Roman Polanski win top prizes at Venice film festival

Sep 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'Joker,' starring Joaquin Phoenix picks up the Golden Lion for best film

Roman Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The director says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied him a hearing, when it voted to oust him from the organization

French-Polish director Roman Polanski poses during a photocall prior to the screening of his movie "D'apres une histoire vraie" ("based on a true story") at the Cinematheque in Paris on October 30, 2017. - French feminists will stage a protest in Paris on October 30, 2017, as film director Roman Polanski, accused of a string of sexual assaults, is expected to attend a retrospective of his work. The Franco-Polish director, 84, will appear at the prestigious Cinematheque Francaise film archive as debate over sexual abuse rages worldwide following the allegations that toppled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Roman Polanski's wife rejects invitation to join Oscars body

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'How can I pretend to ignore that the Academy a few weeks ago kicked out my husband, Roman Polanski, to satisfy the zeitgeist,' says French actress Emmanuelle Seigner

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 27, 2017 French-Polish director Roman Polanski (L) and French actress Emmanuelle Seigner leave the Festival Palace following the screening of the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  The wife of Roman Polanski, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, said Sunday she had rejected an invitation to join the body that awards the Oscars in protest at its decision to expel her husband over his historic statutory rape conviction in the US. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Film Academy expels actor Bill Cosby, director Roman Polanski

May 04, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The Academy's decision comes in light of the sexual assault cases against both men

Roman Polanski faces fresh accusation of sex attack on minor

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The victim identified as Robin accuses The Pianist director of sexual assault when she was 16 in 1973

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 27, 2017 shows French-Polish director Roman Polanski posing during a photocall for the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  A third woman came forward on August 15, 2017 to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl. The woman, identified only as Robin, told a news conference in Los Angeles she was "sexually victimized" by the legendary French-Polish film director when she was just 16, in 1973. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

Polanski rape victim asks judge to close 1977 case as 'act of mercy'

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Samantha Geimer says she has been serving a 40 year sentence that has kept a cloud over her and her family

POLANSKI RAPE CASE. Samantha Geimer looks on while seated beside her husband Dave inside the courtroom in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2017. Paul Buck/Pool/AFP

Cannes comic 'didn't want to hurt anybody' with rape joke

May 13, 2016 - 8:38 PM

A French comedian who made a rape joke in the presence of Woody Allen on the opening night of the Cannes film festival says he meant no harm with the gag

'NO HARM.'€™ Master of Ceremony, French actor Laurent Lafitte hosts the Opening Ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 11 May 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon / EPA

Roman Polanski denied chance to close US rape case

Dec 25, 2014 - 12:26 PM

A Los Angeles judge turns down a request from the director s lawyers to open a new hearing to try and close the case on procedural grounds

Roman Polanski freed after Poles question him on US sex case

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Polanski has been sought by the American police since 1978 after he fled the country before he could be sentenced for having sex with a 13 year old girl

ROMAN POLANSKI. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP