This is an incredibly reported story that @KateAurthur has been working on for months about how a registered sex offender kept getting work in Hollywood, and even got invited to become a voting member of the Academy. Please read it. https://t.co/VUkFRkiC00— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) November 12, 2020
Through representatives, Bennett Miller (his frequent collaborator), Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Spike Jonze declined to comment on working with cinematographer and registered sex offender Adam Kimmel https://t.co/5U8ecY4KL2— Variety (@Variety) November 12, 2020
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- cinematographer Adam Kimmel was arrested and charged twice for sexual crimes against underage girls (in 2003 and 2010)
- regarding the first charge described it as a “consensual sex with someone under the legal age of consent" and pleaded guilty to rape in the third in 2004 and was sentenced to 10 days of community service, 10 years of probation and 20 years on the sex offender registry
-In 2009 (when he was 49) he met and began corresponding with a 15-year-old. "Kimmel touched her sexually under her clothes at his house, and later kissed her good-bye in his car. The girl said there were also occasions of ‘French kissing."
-Despite this he continued to work steadily and is a member of the Academy
-Among his works: "Never let me go", "Capote", "Lars and the Real Girl"