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Kate Winslet Now Regrets Working with Woody Allen & Roman Polanski

Kate Winslet is opening up with how she feels about working with controversial directors Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, years after their movies were released.

The Oscar-winning actress starred in Allen‘s 2017 movie Wonder Wheel and in Polanski‘s 2011 movie Carnage. Both directors have been accused of sexual abuse.

Kate previously said that she had an “extraordinary working experience” with the directors, but now is expressing her regret.

“It’s like, what the f–k was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” she said in a new interview with Vanity Fair.

“It’s unbelievable to me now how those men were held in such high regard, so widely in the film industry and for as long as they were,” she added. “It’s f–king disgraceful. And I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock. I’m grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren’t able to just be f–king truthful about all of it?”

Kate says she’s speaking out now because “life is fucking short and I’d like to do my best when it comes to setting a decent example to younger women.”

Roman Polanski Loses Court Battle to Be Reinstated Into the Academy

Roman Polanski is not being reinstated to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The 87-year-old movie director, who was expelled from the Academy over charges of statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl, lost a court bid to be reinstated on Tuesday (August 25), the LA City News Service reported, via Reuters.

The Chinatown director had previously won an Oscar in 2003, and was expelled back in May of 2018 due to a criminal case dating back to 1977.

He argued in his case that he was denied due process by the Academy in response to being expelled due the sexual misconduct allegations.

However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel wrote in a ruling he was “given the opportunity to present any evidence he deemed relevant.”

“We are pleased the court confirmed that the Academy’s procedures regarding Mr. Polanski were fair and reasonable,” the Academy said in a statement.

It was recently revealed this fan favorite will not be eligible at the Oscars…

Roman Polanski Wins Best Director at Cesar Awards, Walkouts Follow

Roman Polanski was honored with the best director award at the 2020 Cesar Awards, and the crowd was not happy about it, Variety reports.

The 86-year-old An Officer and a Spy director was not present at the event (to avoid being “lynched,” he said beforehand) which took place at the Salle Pleyel on Friday (February 28) in Paris, France.

The cast and crew of An Officer and a Spy were also not in attendance.

After Roman‘s win was announced, various walkouts ensued, including by nominee Adele Haenel, star of Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

An Officer and a Spy was nominated for 12 awards and also won best adapted screenplay and costume.

A protest of over 100 people took place in front the venue by advocacy group Osez le Feminisme.

Roman Polanski was accused of raping a French actress in 1975. Find out more here.

Roman Polanski Accused of Raping French Actress Back in 1975

A French actress is accusing Roman Polanski of raping her back in 1975.

Valentine Monnier told Le Parisien that she was allegedly raped by the 86-year-old director at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland when she was 18-years-old, Variety reports.

Roman is not facing legal action in France over the allegations since the country has a 20-year statue limitation, but Valentine says she was moved to speak out after the release of Roman‘s new movie J’Accuse.

“Rape is a time bomb. The memory does not fade,” Valentine shared with the French publication. “It becomes a ghost and it follows you, and it changes you insidiously. I denounce this crime knowing that there can’t be any punishment, in an attempt to end exceptions, impunity. Public figures are being considered as models. By sacralizing the guilty ones, we prevent people from realizing the serious consequences of their acts.”

Roman‘s French attorney Hervé Témime told Le Parisien that the director denies Valentine‘s allegations.

If you don’t know, Roman was arrested in 1977 for rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, and lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14. Roman plead “guilty,” but fled the country.

Roman has been living in exile in France since 1978 before he could be sentenced in the case.

Jean Dujardin & Louis Garrel Suit Up for 'J'Accuse' Premiere at Venice Film Festival

Jean Dujardin and Louis Garrel walk the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie J’Accuse during the 2019 Venice Film Festival on Friday (August 30) in Venice, Italy.

The guys were joined at the event by co-star Emmanuelle Seigner, but missing from the event was controversial director Roman Polanski. The Oscar-winning director is still wanted in the U.S. after he admitted to having sex with a minor in 1977.

J’Accuse, which has an English title of An Officer and a Spy, tells the story of a French Jewish army officer (Garrel) who was falsely accused of treason in the late 1800s and the French officer (Dujardin) who risked his life to uncover the truth.

Also in attendance at the event were Vincent Cassel and his wife Tina Kunakey.

FYI: Louis is wearing a Giorgio Armani suit. Tina is wearing a Giorgio Armani Prive dress.

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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes for Controversial Rape Comments Regarding Roman Polanski

Quentin Tarantino has issued an apology to Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when she was raped by director Roman Polanski in the 1970s.

In a resurfaced interview, Quentin made some extremely controversial remarks about Samantha and how she “wanted to have it.”

“He didn’t rape a 13-year-old,” Quentin said during the 2003 interview. “It was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing. … He had sex with a minor, all right. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down.”

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