According to a report by SFGate, Roman Polanski filed a lawsuit against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the organization’s decision to expel him last May, following through on a threat previously made by his lawyer. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, reportedly reads, “The Academy’s actions, sanctions and decisions against [Polanski] are invalid under Code Civ. Proc. 1094.5 and alternatively Code Civ. Proc. 1085, on the grounds that the Academy failed to grant petitioner any notice and a fair hearing.” The Wrap reports that Polanski was arrested and charged with raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977. He pleaded guilty and was imprisoned for 42 days, before being released on a plea deal and fleeing the country.
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