"I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock," the actor said.
On the night of 8 August, 1969, Charles Manson and his followers invaded the home of film director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate, in the Hollywood Hills. Polanski was away at the time, but Tate and four friends were brutally attacked and murdered by the group. Manson, Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Charles “Tex” Watson continued their murder spree the next day, when they attacked Rosemary and Leno Labianca in their home. The group were arrested and convicted of the murders.
The organisation behind the Oscars kicked out the director, along with Bill Cosby, last year.
The news has not been well-received on social media.
She also defended Roman Polanski.
'I think it’s total hypocrisy.'
'I was ignorant, insensitive and, above all, incorrect.'
Weinstein is only the second person to be expelled in the Academy's history.
'The quality of his work counts for nothing when confronted with the crime he committed.'