They gave him an award just a few years ago though!
Roman Polanski’s bid to be reinstated as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has been denied.
Polanski got expelled from the Academy two years ago and last year he sued AMPAS for being kicked out of the Academy without warning or due process. He was expelled from AMPAS after being arrested and charged with raping a 13-year old girl in 1977. He fled to his home of France after learning that the judge was going back on the plea deal.
The judge did say that the Academy could have given a warning about his expulsion, but didn’t think the expulsion was “biased and unfair.”
Why don’t you come back to America and discuss it in person?