Polanski pulls out of France's César awards as he fears 'public lynching'

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The Franco-Polish film director has 12 nominations for An Officer And A Spy, but there are also calls to boycott the film.

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Roman Polanski will not attend the Cesar Awards - the French equivalent to the Oscars - as he says he fears a "public lynching" over a new sex assault claim against him, reports Sky News.