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Filmmaker Polanski asks court to restore his Academy membership — magazine

April 20, 7:10 UTC+3 NEW YORK

The Rosemary's Baby director, along with actor Bill Cosby, was expelled on May 9, 2018, in line with the organization’s rules of conduct

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NEW YORK, April 20. /TASS/. French-Polish film director Roman Polanski has filed a lawsuit to reinstate his membership at the US-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"Polanski's attorney Harland Braun on Friday filed a petition for writ of administrative mandamus, asking an L.A. judge to force the Academy to reinstate him as a member in good standing," it said.

The report quotes the petition as saying that "The Academy committed a prejudicial abuse of discretion in that the Academy failed to proceed in a manner required by law, the Academy's expulsion decision is not supported by the findings, and the Academy's findings are not supported by the evidence."

The Rosemary's Baby director, along with actor Bill Cosby, was expelled on May 9, 2018, in line with the organization’s rules of conduct. The wording indicates that they were expelled forever.

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