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LA District Attorney Still Seeking Polanski's Extradition

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We have no idea why the Swiss are keeping him!

District Attorney Steve Cooley is pissed that Switzerland will not release Roman Polanski to California for sentencing, but if he is arrested anywhere else, extradition is imminent.

Cooley said:

“I am deeply disappointed that the Swiss authorities denied the request to extradite Roman Polanski. Our office complied fully with all of the factual and legal requirements of the extradition treaty and requests by the U.S. and Swiss Departments of Justice and State.

We will discuss with the Department of Justice the extradition of Roman Polanski if he’s arrested in a cooperative jurisdiction.

“We only formally request when we are notified by a government that the fugitive is in their country. The request was filed immediately by this office after the Swiss notified us of Polanski’s expected arrival at the Zurich film festival in September 2009.”

Failure to extradite Polanski is a “disservice to justice and other victims as a whole. To justify their finding to deny extradition on an issue that is unique to California law regarding conditional examination of a potentially unavailable witness is a rejection of the competency of the California courts. The Swiss could not have found a smaller hook on which to hang their hat.”

Sad. So much for justice!

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Polanski Will Not Be Extradited!

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So much for being a neutral country, Switzerland!

This morning, Swiss officials announced that Roman Polanski won't be extradited to the United States to face the child sex charges against him.

The decision, according to the Swiss, was made after months of waiting for the U.S. to provide a confidential testimony in the case from 1977-1978. The U.S. rejected this request and now the Swiss are calling Roman a free man. This could be the potential end to the U.S.' three-decade pursuit of Roman, and if he travels back to France, he is safe under their citizen laws and now, with all the trouble over Switzerland's deliberations it's unlikely any other country is going to go after him.

And so another child sex offender walks around free in the world. Amazing what dirty politics (and we'd wager a hefty bribe to the Switzerland government) can do!

Way to go, Swiss!

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Decision Time, Polanski!

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Will he or won't he? That is the question!

Swiss officials announced over the weekend that a decision on whether to extradite Roman Polanski to the United States will soon be made.

No further details were released, but a justice ministry spokesman assured the press that “it won’t be long” before Polanski knows his fate.

Let's hope his fate includes a one-way ticket to a Los Angeles courtroom.

It's about a time, don't U think?

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Woody Allen Defends Roman Polanski

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Ha! Of all people, Woody Allen is once again showing his support for Roman Polanski, who is on house arrest due to a 1978 sex scandal.

Woody divulges that Polanski "was embarrassed by the whole thing," but he "has suffered" and "paid his dues."

Actually he ran away from his dues! And he probably should have thought about that before having anal sex with a 13-year-old girl! Despicable.

Allen continued to describe the director as "an artist and is a nice person" who "did something wrong and he paid for it."

Nice to hear from the man who married his daughter!

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Second Polanski Victim Revealed.

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Absolutely sickening.

We reported earlier that another woman who claimed to be sexually abused by Roman Polanski was preparing to come forward.

That woman has now been revealed as actress Charlotte Lewis, who appeared in his 1986 film Pirates.

She claims that when she was 16 - four years after Polanski fled the United States - the director abused her.

Awful.

She presented her case to the El Lay Deputy DA and lawyer Gloria Allred yesterday, but it's unclear if these allegations will play any part in the current case against the monster.

Awful.

Thoughts??

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Another Polanski Victim Coming Forward!

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Oh, shiz!

Gloria Allred will be holding a news conference with another alleged victim of Roman Polanski!

The conference will be held today and Gloria plans to explain why her client is coming forward now and the "legal significance of her allegations."

The client will read a statement, but no questions will be answered or interviews granted.

What could THIS mean for Roman?! Nothing good that's for sure!

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Crybaby Roman Polanski Releases Statement.

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Wah wah wah!

Deplorable child molestor Roman Polanski has attempted to take his drawn out court battle - regarding his 1977 sex crime against a 13 year old - into his own hands, and has released a statement that chronicles in his own words why he should be absolved of his disgusting, horrific crimes:

Throughout my seven months since September 26, 2009, the date of my arrest at Zurich Airport, where I had landed with a view to receiving a lifetime award for my work from the representative of the Swiss Minister of Culture, I have refrained from making any public statements and have requested my lawyers to confine their comments to a bare minimum. I wanted the legal authorities of Switzerland and the United States, as well as my lawyers, to do their work without any polemics on my part.

I have decided to break my silence in order to address myself directly to you without any intermediaries and in my own words.

I have had my share of dramas and joys, as we all have, and I am not going to try to ask you to pity my lot in life. I ask only to be treated fairly like anyone else.

It is true: 33 years ago I pleaded guilty, and I served time at the prison for common law crimes at Chino, not in a VIP prison. That period was to have covered the totality of my sentence. By the time I left prison, the judge had changed his mind and claimed that the time served at Chino did not fulfil the entire sentence, and it is this reversal that justified my leaving the United States.

This affair was roused from its slumbers of over three decades by a documentary film-maker who gathered evidence from persons involved at the time. I took no part in that project, either directly or indirectly. The resulting documentary not only highlighted the fact that I left the United States because I had been treated unjustly; it also drew the ire of the Los Angeles authorities, who felt that they had been attacked and decided to request my extradition from Switzerland, a country I have been visiting regularly for over 30 years without let or hindrance.

I can now remain silent no longer!

I can remain silent no longer because the American authorities have just decided, in defiance of all the arguments and depositions submitted by third parties, not to agree to sentence me in absentia even though the same Court of Appeal recommended the contrary.

I can remain silent no longer because the California court has dismissed the victim’s numerous requests that proceedings against me be dropped, once and for all, to spare her from further harassment every time this affair is raised once more.

I can remain silent no longer because there has just been a new development of immense significance. On February 26 last, Roger Gunson, the deputy district attorney in charge of the case in 1977, now retired, testified under oath before Judge Mary Lou Villar in the presence of David Walgren, the present deputy district attorney in charge of the case, who was at liberty to contradict and question him, that on September 16, 1977, Judge Rittenband stated to all the parties concerned that my term of imprisonment in Chino constituted the totality of the sentence I would have to serve.

I can remain silent no longer because the request for my extradition addressed to the Swiss authorities is founded on a lie. In the same statement, retired deputy district attorney Roger Gunson added that it was false to claim, as the present district attorney’s office does in their request for my extradition, that the time I spent in Chino was for the purpose of a diagnostic study.

The said request asserts that I fled in order to escape sentencing by the U.S. judicial authorities, but under the plea-bargaining process I had acknowledged the facts and returned to the United States in order to serve my sentence. All that remained was for the court to confirm this agreement, but the judge decided to repudiate it in order to gain himself some publicity at my expense.

I can remain silent no longer because for over 30 years my lawyers have never ceased to insist that I was betrayed by the judge, that the judge perjured himself, and that I served my sentence. Today it is the deputy district attorney who handled the case in the 1970s, a man of irreproachable reputation, who has confirmed all my statements under oath, and this has shed a whole new light on the matter.

I can remain silent no longer because the same causes are now producing the same effects. The new District Attorney, who is handling this case and has requested my extradition, is himself campaigning for election and needs media publicity!

I can no longer remain silent because the United States continues to demand my extradition more to serve me on a platter to the media of the world than to pronounce a judgment concerning which an agreement was reached 33 years ago.

I can remain silent no longer because I have been placed under house arrest in Gstaad and bailed in very large sum of money which I have managed to raise only by mortgaging the apartment that has been my home for over 30 years, and because I am far from my family and unable to work.

Such are the facts I wished to put before you in the hope that Switzerland will recognize that there are no grounds for extradition, and that I shall be able to find peace, be reunited with my family, and live in freedom in my native land.

Roman Polanski

Someone just needs to accept that they're fucked and stop whining - especially because for the better part of 30 years they've been free to do whatever they want rather than serve time for an inexcusable and despicable crime!

Thoughts??

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