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Roman Polanski's Win at 'French Oscars' Prompts Several Women to Leave Show: 'Shame!'

Roman Polanski's Win at 'French Oscars' Prompts Several Women to Leave Show: 'Shame!'

Roman Polanski’s big win on Friday at the César Awards, the French equivalent to the Academy Awards, prompted several actresses to walk out of the ceremony.

Although Polanski, 86, did not attend the ceremony — citing planned protests outside of the venue — he won best director for his film J’Accuse, known outside of France as An Officer and a Spy.

After the win was announced, actress Adele Haenel — the star of the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, who also revealed last year that she had been sexually abused by a director as a child — walked out of the ceremony.

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