He has since been banned from attending the Oscars and other academy events for the next ten years – making him 63 the next time he's allowed to attend a ceremony. The news comes after the King Richard actor resigned from the academy and said he would accept any punishment they handed him.
The academy apologised for its role in the situation, saying it missed the opportunity to "set an example" for those in attendance and viewers watching across the world.
They said: "During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry,
"This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented."
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