Emmanuelle Seigner, Roman Polanski’s wife, refuses Academy invite

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By: Reuters | Paris |
Published: July 8, 2018 3:28:26 pm


Roman Polanski, 84, who won the best director Oscar in 2003 for The Pianist, had in 1977 admitted to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles.

Actor 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.

Seigner, from France, is one of 928 artists and executives which the Academy, best known for giving the Oscars movie awards, last month invited to become members.

The Academy expelled Oscar-winning Polanski in May for violating a conduct code it had adopted following hundreds of accusations of sexual harassment or assault in the entertainment industry.

“How can I ignore the fact that a few weeks ago the…

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