Polanski’s wife rejects invite to join Oscars body

The wife of Roman Polanski, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, said on Sunday she had rejected an invitation to join the body that awards the Oscars in protest at its decision to expel her husband over his historic statutory rape conviction in the U.S. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last month announced that it had swelled its ranks by more than 900 members. “How can I pretend to ignore that the Academy a few weeks ago kicked out my husband to satisfy the zeitgeist,” she said.AFP

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