Roman Polanski withdraws from César ceremony amid protests


After feminist organisations in France led a campaign of protest against the invitation to the French-Polish director, who is wanted in the US for having sex with a minor in 1977, to preside the annual César cinema awards, the 83-year-old said he was stepping down from the role. 

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French-Polish director Roman Polanski has pulled out of the presidency of France’s César Awards, the country’s equivalent to the Oscars, amid widespread protests, reports Variety.