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Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

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By ANDREW DALTON

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As much as I think Polanski is a vile person, I agree that his rights were violated; not only by the process, but the idea that crimes not directly related to an organization or its mission can be a cause of action for expulsion.

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Times are times and they are a changing.

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pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor

What Polanski did was more than sex with a minor. He's vile and belongs in jail, not in the academy.

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In my country only murder has no time limit.

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The standards said the organization is no place for "people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency."

Well, that includes probably the whole lot of them...

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but the idea that crimes not directly related to an organization or its mission can be a cause of action for expulsion.

I am sure that they have clauses in their constitilution about not doing things that would cause the organisation to be called into disrepute.

I feel that the anal rape of a 14 year old girl would fall into this category.

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By the way, where's the double-standardizing Hollywood Metoo hypocrites on this guy?

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Why doesn't Roman Polanski come back to America and face justice if he's so concerned about his status in the Academy? And he committed statutory rape - which IS an issue of power and abuse of somebody who is not at the age of consent. Rape is rape, and it's a crime.

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