Roman Polanski escapes extradition
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Posted 7/12/10

Roman Polanski is a free man after Switzerland rejected a US request to extradite him on a charge of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

The Swiss mostly blamed US authorities for failing to provide confidential testimony about the film director's sentencing procedure in 1977-1978.

The Justice Ministry also said national interests were taken into consideration in the decision.

"The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA," the ministry said in a statement. "The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked."

Polanski's lawyer said the director was still at his Swiss chalet in Gstaad, where he's been under house arrest since December.

Switzerland's top justice official said he could now leave. "Mr Polanski can now move freely. Since 12.30 today he's a free man," Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf declared.

Approving extradition had seemed the likeliest scenario after Polanski was arrested in September as he arrived in Zurich to receive an award from a festival. Polanski had also suffered a series of legal setbacks this year in California courts.

Widmer-Schlumpf said the decision was not meant to excuse Polanski's crime, saying the issue was "not about deciding whether he is guilty or not guilty".

In the case, the Oscar-winning director of Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist had pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.

What happened after that is a subject of dispute. The defence says the now deceased judge, Laurence J Rittenband, had agreed in meetings with attorneys to sentence Polanski to a 90-day diagnostic study and nothing more. The judge later changed his mind and summoned Polanski for further sentencing - at which time he fled to his native France, attorneys say.
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That person drugged and analraped a 13 year old girl. He confessed infront of the judge and when it became clear he would have to spend time in prison fled the country for 30 YEARS!

What became clear is that you just have to be rich and famous to evade prison. What also becomes clear is that the rape of a little girl turns into "having sex with" in the media if you have a lot of high class friends. DISGUSTING!

I'll do my best to boycott every movie made by that guy and anyone who worked to get that childrapist free!

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Posted 7/12/10
It's not rape if you want it.

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But... I love The Pianist.




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magicuser360 wrote:

It's not rape if you want it.

Lolkiddingfail.

But... I love The Pianist.


Ever heard of daterape drugs? You are so funny!
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