Paris (AFP)

The Civil Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (ARP), a French organization with more than 200 filmmakers, will propose in the spring at its general assembly to suspend the director Roman Polanski, one of its members, who faces a new accusation of rape dating back to 1975, announced Monday its president Pierre Jolivet.

The board of directors of the ARP, meeting Monday night, "voted the establishment of new suspension procedures for any member put under judicial review and exclusion for any sentenced member, including for offenses of a nature sexual abuse, "said Pierre Jolivet. "This suspension would concern Roman Polanski," he added.

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