According to an excerpt from the filing, the suit claims, "The Academy committed a prejudicial abuse of discretion in that the Academy failed to proceed in a manner required by law, the Academy's expulsion decision is not supported by the findings, and the Academy's findings are not supported by the evidence".
Polanski filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court asking a judge to reinstate him to the Academy.
Strangely, at the time of Polanski's ouster from the Academy, his rape victim, Samantha Geimer, said the Academy made an "ugly and cruel" decision.
Polanski's attorney Harland Braun indicated at the time of his dismissal that Polanski would pursue legal action.
Polanski was expelled from the academy in May over sexual misconduct.
In a heated letter to Academy president John Bailey past year, Braun said Polanski had a right to go to court "and require your organization to follow its own procedures, as well as California law".
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The filing says that the academy's decision is final and the director has no recourse for reconsideration outside of the courts. While she's been outspoken about the situation that occurred in 1977, she said she believes he's "served his time", and they've both suffered enough over the incident.
He fled the United States to avoid jail and continues to be a fugitive in the country though he won a best director's Oscar for his Holocaust film "The Pianist" in 2003.
He has been living in Europe since.
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Film director Roman Polanski, accompanied by his lawyers, arrives for a hearing in Krakow on February 25, 2015. His many other films include "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown", which was nominated for 11 Oscars.
The code allowed the academy's board to suspend or expel those who violate the code of conduct or who "compromise the integrity" of the academy.