After the Academy’s expulsion of Harvey Weinstein who managed to get himself accused by 84 women by now due to sexual misconduct, the governing body is currently working on formalizing brand new procedures for evaluating its membership. Everyone is wondering what will this mean for other stars with the same problems such as Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and more.
What will happen to all these Academy cardholders who have joined the blacklist of Hollywood sexual predators?
This remains to be seen. On the other hand, an avenue for formalizing complaints with the most prestigious governing group in the world of the film has just been opened.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a memo where it is outlined the ways that it would deal with the various allegations against its members.
This was sent to the members on Saturday by Dawn Hudson, the Academy CEO.
‘There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency,’ the memo says.
All the members who violate the Academy’s new code of conduct may become subjects to more disciplinary actions ‘including suspension or expulsion.’
A rep for the Academy did not immediately respond to a query on whether the formal complaints have been taken against the Academy’s famous members including Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, and Roman Polanski.
Roman Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape in the late ’70s, and he has since tried to resolve the decades-old case. Bill Cosby is currently trying to get his sexual-assault case dropped. Woody Allen has denied all the allegations claiming that he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter.