Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

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Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby dws1982 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:58 am

Big Magilla wrote:The two are not the same.

Cosby was accused of multiple crimes even though he was only convicted of one.

Polanski was accused of just one crime for which he spent time in jail and fled before sentencing because he got wind of the judge's plan to jettison his plea bargain agreement whereby the sentence would have been for time already served...It's more than hypocritical to now spit on him for the same thing they forgave him for all those years ago.

Polanski has been accused of rape or sexual assault by three other women since then, all of whom were underage when the alleged rapes took place.

Both Polanski and Cosby have been accused of multiple crimes even if they've "only" been convicted of one.

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Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby Big Magilla » Fri May 04, 2018 8:40 am

The two are not the same.

Cosby was accused of multiple crimes even though he was only convicted of one.

Polanski was accused of just one crime for which he spent time in jail and fled before sentencing because he got wind of the judge's plan to jettison his plea bargain agreement whereby the sentence would have been for time already served. This was well known when the Academy nominated him for Best Director for Tess (1980) and when they nominated him for Best Picture for The Pianist (2002) for which they awarded him Best Director. Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson were among those leading the standing ovation they gave him in absentia for that as seen in the clip below. It's more than hypocritical to now spit on him for the same thing they forgave him for all those years ago.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=20 ... ORM=VDQVAP
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Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby dws1982 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:42 am

OscarGuy wrote:I'll guarantee that they got together to expel Cosby and someone with a Polanski-axe to grind thought it would be the perfect opportunity to target him and no one wanted to look like they were defending him, so he went.

Maybe, but it would look bad if they kicked out one convicted sex offender and not the other. It would be very tough to justify keeping Polanski over Cosby.

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Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby OscarGuy » Fri May 04, 2018 6:14 am

Low-hanging fruit to make them look like they are doing something after their own president was "exonerated" of sexual harassment charges.

I'll guarantee that they got together to expel Cosby and someone with a Polanski-axe to grind thought it would be the perfect opportunity to target him and no one wanted to look like they were defending him, so he went.
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Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby Reza » Fri May 04, 2018 6:08 am

Precious Doll wrote:Actually says more about the Academy than it does about Cosby or Polanski.


I totally agree.

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Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby Precious Doll » Fri May 04, 2018 4:22 am

Polanski's expulsion looks and feels like an afterthought. They have had over 40 years......

Actually says more about the Academy than it does about Cosby or Polanski.
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Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:37 pm

I have a feeling this won't be the last of these...

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/roman- ... 201960078/
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