Polanski's wife turns down offer to join Oscars body

Polanski’s wife turns down offer to join Oscars body


Roman Polanski’s wife has rejected an invitation to become a member of the awards body behind the Oscars, extended weeks after it expelled her husband.French actress Emmanuelle Seigner accused the Academy of “insufferable hypocrisy” over the incident.
Polanski, who admitted unlawful sex with a 13-year-old in the US in 1977, was ejected from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in May.
The 84-year-old director is currently suing the Academy over the expulsion.
Seigner, who was one of 928 artists invited to join the Academy as part of a bid to boost diversity last month, gave her response in an open letter published in France’s Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
Seigner has worked with her husband on films including Bitter Moon, Venus in Fur and The Ninth Gate.
The 52-year-old has also appeared in The Man Who Laughs and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, reports BBC.


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