The shockingly dismayed by the #MeToo movement Roman Polanski must have some huge, old-dude, pendulous balls swinging low because he’s suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to re-join their esteemed ranks. If you’ll recall, Roman was booted from Oscars HQ in May of 2018 for the sex abuse of a 13-year-old girl case that’s been hanging over his head and caused him to flee the US way back in the disco years. Polanski had threatened this and finally pulled the trigger. Everyone who gave him that standing “O” has hopefully found their seats by now.
Deadline reports that the Rosemary’s Baby director’s legal minions filed in L.A. Superior Court yesterday.
“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.”
That’s what their lawsuit said. And here’s an especially laughable part. They want him re-instated as a member “in good standing.” Have his lawyers not read her book? Polanski served a 13-year-old wine and Quaaludes and then assaulted her. Not a pillar of the damn community!
“The Academy failed to comply with its own rules, policies, and regulations in expelling Petitioner without notice, without an opportunity to be heard and deliberately violated California Corporations Code,” the attorney asserted for his equally brazen client.
The Academy explained their dismemberment of Polanski (alongside self-righteous TV dad and convicted rapist Bill Cosby) as the Board continuing “to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.”
And Polanski’s lawyers had barely pressed “SEND” when the Academy got right back to them. Guess who’s not getting back into the gold naked dude’s good graces anytime soon?
“The procedures taken to expel Mr. Polanski were fair and reasonable,” an Academy spokesperson said Friday afternoon. “The Academy stands behind its decision as appropriate.”
What the Academy should do is tell Polanski that they will gladly take him back and they want to embrace him back in person so he needs to come to their headquarters in Hollywood. And when the giant gold Oscar statue hugs Polanski, he’ll slap cuffs on that bitch and reveal he’s really a copper in an Oscar statue disguise. It’ll be the first time in a long time that the Oscars have done something right!