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John Oliver Calls Out Academy For Expelling Weinstein, Keeping Polanski and Cosby

‘Congratulations, Hollywood.’


John Oliver slammed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday for their decision to expel Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from their ranks, but keep others who have faced similar allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

“Yes, finally, the group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out,” Oliver said. “So congratulations, Hollywood. See you at the next Oscars where — and this is true — Casey Affleck will be presenting best actress.”

Oliver was the first late night host to address reports of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.