As we all discuss what Bill Cosby might or might’ve done, I’m drawn back to famed director Roman Polanski.
Polanski, who was convicted of statutory rape in 1977, fled the states after his conviction. Then 43-years old, Polanski was convicted of having sex with a 13-year old girl.
Since his conviction, he’s lived a pretty good life. He’s even won an Academy Award for his directorial work on 2002’s “The Pianist.”
He’s still a convicted rapists who’s been on the run and no one seems to remember.
Now, his lawyer wants those charges done for good due to statute of limitations so he can direct a film in Poland.
Lawyers for famed director Roman Polanski are looking to end the statutory rape case against the now 81 year old, which memorably caused him to flee the United States in 1977 before he could be sentenced.
According to the New York Times, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz filed a motion in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday requesting permission to represent Polanski in California. In the same filing, Dershowitz reportedly requested a hearing to close the highly publicized case once and for all.
Back in October, prosecutors in Poland questioned Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who were seeking his arrest on the charges from 1977. The Polish prosecutors refused to arrest the filmmaker, and Polish officials heavily criticized that he was held for questioning.
“I think that Polish citizens, especially in cases of crimes whose statute of limitations have run out, should not be subject to extradition,” Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said when asked about the Polanski case.
Polish media reported at the time that Polanski was seeking guarantees that Poland won’t extradite him as he plans to direct a new film in Poland next year on the Dreyfus affair, the early 20th century French spy scandal.
He’s refusing to face justice and wants everything brushed under the rug for good so can he can film in peace. Got it.
Source: Fox News