Roman Polanski files case to have Academy membership restored

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Film director was removed last year from organisation behind Oscars after sexual misconduct

Roman Polanski has asked a judge to restore his membership in the organisation that awards the Oscars nearly a year after he was expelled for sexual misconduct.

Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive on Friday petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make him a member in good standing again.

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