The wife of Mr. Roman Polaniski, actress, Emmanuelle Seigner, wrote an open letter in support of the disgraced director, in response to an “offensive” idea proposed by the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, an organization in which she takes part.
According to reports, the committee is looking to diversify their membership which allegedly is dominated by white men. Last month, the organization invited around 928 entertainment industry workers including Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle, as well as the breakout star, Tiffany Haddish.
However, Seigner, who is most known for her work in the successful and critically acclaimed film, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, won’t be one of those people.
According to Mrs. Seigner, the Academy has been intensely hypocritical in their treatment of Roman Polanski, who supposedly molested a young girl back in the 1970’s.
As Hollywood film buffs know, Roman won the Oscar for Best Directing back in 2003 for the movie, The Pianist, and has a plethora of successful films under his belt, including Rosemary’s Baby, among many others.
Back in May of this year, the Academy booted out Mr. Polanski as well as Bill Cosby, who was convicted of three counts of aggravated sexual assault, in accordance with their Standards Of Conduct.
As it was previously reported, Polanski fled to France back in 1978, following the trial where he pled guilty to sexual intercourse with a minor.
Seigner wrote in her letter that The Academy expelled her husband even though he has made stunning contributions to film in Hollywood, including for his work in The Pianist.
Seigner said Polanski has been more diverse and respectful of female characters than any other director out there and has produced “unforgettable female characters.” Following the #MeToo allegations that kicked off near the end of 2017, many successful Hollywood figures have received the boot, including the Academy Award winner, Kevin Spacey.