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Cosby & Roman Polanski Have Been Kicked Out of the Academy

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Both men have been found guilty of sexual assault.

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, per The Hollywood Reporter.

"The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy's values of respect for human dignity," said the Academy in a statement after meeting and deciding to expel the two Hollywood titans on May 1.

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The decision comes after the Academy announced a new code of conduct for its members in December in the wake of the #TimesUp movement.

Polanski has been nominated for an Oscar five times, and won in 2003 for The Pianist, though he couldn't accept the trophy because he'd fled the country after pleading guilty to sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Cosby was just recently found guilty of felony sexual assault after going to trial against Andrea Constand. His name has also been removed from the Academy list of Hall of Fame honorees online. Yale University also recently rescinded the Honorary Degree they'd given to the comedian.

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