UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, responsible for holding the Oscars, expelled both comedian Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski.
Its board of governors voted in a meeting on May 1 and decided both men violated the organization’s standards of conduct.
Last week, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of an aggravated indecent assault in his sexual assault retrial.
He also has been accused by numerous women in the entertainment industry of doing similar acts.
Polanski pled guilty in the 1970s in a plea bargain for raping a 13-year-old girl after giving her alcohol and a sedative.
He is not able to return to the United States without facing arrest.
The Academy is revamping its procedures in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and misconduct allegations.
Cosby and Polanski are two of four people expelled in the history of the organization.