Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled from the Academy

Posted May 3, 2018 2:25 p.m. EDT

— The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Academy Awards, has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership, according to a statement from the organization which cited its conduct standards.

"The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy's values of respect for human dignity," a statement from the Academy read.

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