Roman Polanski Quits as President of France's Cesar Awards

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French feminist organization d’Osez le Feminisme was planning to protest the French equivalent of the Oscars following the director's appointment as president of the ceremony. Roman Polanski will not serve as president of this year’s Cesar Awards ceremony, a lawyer for the director said Tuesday. Polanski, who has been wanted in the U.S. since he fled the country following a conviction for statutory rape in 1978, lives in France, as it has no extradition treaty with the U.S. Poland joined the list of countries he can freely travel to in December 2016, after the supreme court there ruled it would not extradite the director from the country of his birth, where he keeps an apartment. He pled guilty but fled the U.S. before he could be sentenced. He holds dual citizenship in both...

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