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2009-09-28 10:21:03

French officials said they are hoping for a favorable resolution to filmmaker Roman Polanski's recent arrest on a 1970s sex charge. Polanski, 76, was arrested in Switzerland during the weekend after U.S. authorities asked Swiss police to execute a warrant in the Oscar winner's decades-old rape case. The famous film director, who was born in and lives in France, has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and...

2009-09-27 11:00:13

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland for a 1977 underage sex case in the United States, film festival organizers say. Polanski was in Zurich Saturday to attend the city's international film festival and accept an achievement award when he was arrested, festival organizers told CNN. Roman Polanski, who is one of the greatest film directors of all time, would have been honored for his life's work in Zurich today, the film festival said in a statement....

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2009-07-08 16:08:54

Director Roman Polanski has appealed a May ruling in which a judge refused to dismiss a 32-year-old sex-abuse case. Polanski had based the May request on what he called unethical and improper acts by a judge and prosecutor at the time of his original case in 1977, the Los Angeles Times reported. Los Angeles Superior Judge Peter Espinoza has acknowledged substantial misconduct but said he was forced to deny Polanski's request because the Oscar-winning director did not show up for court in...

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2009-05-07 22:01:01

A Los Angeles judge Thursday rejected Roman Polanski's request to have his decades-old sex-abuse case dismissed, E! News reported. Polanski's legal team was warned the motion would be denied if the filmmaker did not personally appear before the court to plead his case but Polanski has refused to do so. The Oscar-winning director lives in France and has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, and then fled the country before he...

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2009-05-01 15:38:15

Movie director Roman Polanski shows no signs of taking advantage of an olive branch from a U.S. judge urging him to return to the country, observers say. Los Angeles County Superior Judge Peter Espinoza said he is willing to look at evidence that Polanski was treated unfairly in the 1977 underage sex charge that prompted him to flee the country and live oversees for three decades. But the deadline for the offer expires next week, and there have been no signs the acclaimed director has made...

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2009-02-17 21:31:05

A judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski must return to the United States to request his decades-old sex case be dropped. Polanski pleaded guilty in 1978 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl but fled the United States before he could be sentenced. He has never returned to the country and a warrant is still in effect for his arrest. Lawyers for the director, who is now 75 and living in his native France, recently asked a Los Angeles court to...

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2009-02-03 10:56:42

Roman Polanski's request to have his 31-year-old unlawful sex case moved out of Los Angeles because of alleged judicial bias has been denied. E! News said California's 2nd District Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel, announced its decision Monday. Polanski pleaded guilty in 1978 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl but fled the United States before he could be sentenced. He has never returned to the country and a warrant is still in effect for his arrest. Lawyers for the...


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