Oscars academy issues code of conduct for members after Weinstein expulsion

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Wednesday it has adopted its first code of conduct. The new code, which film academy Chief Executive Dawn Hudson reportedly sent to the academy's 8,427 members via email, comes as a response to the widespread sexual harassment, assault and misconduct allegations that have come to light in Hollywood and other industries since the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in October. After the accusations against Weinstein, the academy made the rare move of expelling him from its ranks, making him just the second person to have been expelled. "There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency," the academy board wrote to members. "In addition to achieving excellence in the field of motion picture arts and sciences, members must also behave ethically by upholding the academy's values or respect for human dignity, inclusion, and a supportive environment that fosters creativity." Under the new standards, the academy's board of governors can suspend or expel any member who violates the code, or compromises the academy's integrity.

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