Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have both been expelled from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy, which owns the Oscars, said this was done in accordance with its standards of conduct.

Once named ‘America’s Dad’, he was recently convicted of sexual assault last month and Polanski admitted statutory rape of a 13-year-old in 1977.

Weinstein was also booted out after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Neither of those expelled has reacted publicly to this information. Cosby’s wife, Camille, described his conviction as ‘mob justice, not real justice’.

‘This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.’

The academy stated the board had ‘voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organisation’s Standards of Conduct.’

Only four people have ever been excluded from the academy in its 91-year history.

The first actor, Carmine Caridi, had his membership revoked in 2004 after he allegedly sent confidential film preview videos to a friend, which then ended up online. On social media, people have been asking what took so long to remove Polanski, who had been honoured decades after the incident.

The sitcom actor was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries ten years in prison. At one point he was the highest paid actor in the US.