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 04 April, 2017
 Author: tate-polanski online -  Leave a Comment

Dare we have hoped that finally Roman would have closure? Dare we have hoped that the United States Legal system would finally be willing to deal fairly with him? Not fucking likely. Sorry for the harsh word but it’s how I feel finding this out. According to many sources his plea for a resolve of his case was denied. Did we expect anything from the California Supreme Courts? Even the higher appellate court sides with Roman and his council in a quick resolve is to sentence in absentia and end it all, however, we all know this isn’t about closing this case, it’s all about the orange jumpsuit with him in shackles and leg irons. So draconian for an 83-year-old film director. Even when Samantha Geimer has constantly requested this case be closed and the charges against Roman be dropped they won’t do it. They won’t do what is right. However, California allowed director John Landis to get away with three counts of murder against actor Vic Morrow and children Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen. No one went to prison for that when there was clear evidence of fault and disgusting behaviour on behalf of the crew and the director. Let’s let them walk but let’s continue to pursue Roman. What threat is he, truly? Clearly none.

Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Film-maker Roman Polanski has failed to win assurances from a US court that he will not face prison over a decades-old case involving sex with a minor.

A judge rejected a motion by Polanski’s lawyers who said he was willing to return to the US if he was assured he would not serve more time in jail.

Prosecutors said he should not receive special treatment as a celebrity.

Polanski, now 83, fled the US ahead of sentencing in 1978 after admitting having sex with a girl aged 13.

“Judge (Scott) Gordon has ruled that (the) defendant’s motions and corresponding requests are denied,” a document released on Monday from Los Angeles Superior Court said. The hearing itself took place last month.

Analysis: David Willis, BBC News, Los Angeles

It is the court case that refuses to die. A salacious story, the details of which remain hotly contested some 40 years after they occurred. Here though, once again, a judge has ruled that Roman Polanski cannot seek to litigate the matter from afar and that he must abandon his fugitive status and return to the US from his home in Paris if he is to seek resolution.

Not that the matter ends there. Later this month a hearing will take place in Los Angeles regarding a controversial piece of testimony which the award-winning director and his legal team are seeking to have unsealed. It consists of testimony by the original prosecutor in the case and is thought to contain allegations of misconduct by the trial judge.

Authorities in the US have tried for years to extradite the Oscar-winning director.

Polanski, best known for the films Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist, lives in France and has French and Polish citizenship.

In December, Poland’s Supreme Court rejected a request to have him extradited.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS

Swiss authorities turned down a US extradition warrant in 2010 after placing Polanski under house arrest for nine months.

 07 March, 2017
 Author: tate-polanski online -  Leave a Comment

According to Page Six, Roman’s February 24th hearing was been put in hold. There was no reason given for the hold, other than the same requisite buck-passing. It seems Jackie Lacey as well as the State of California don’t seem to want to end this, certainly when they can gain political hay out of it by the delays. I swear they’re waiting till he kicks off. Samantha Geimer has stated that she believes the foot dragging is to yet again, cover their asses. They know what they did in treating Roman differently was wrong, yet they want to continue to make the public believe they were the aggrieved ones. Unbelievable.

Hearing in Roman Polanski case delayed

February 23, 2017

A hearing set for Friday to unseal evidence in the decades’ old Roman Polanski child sex case has been put on ice.

The Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday issued a notice saying that the hearing was nixed, but didn’t explain why. The court also did not provide a new date for the hearing.

Last week, Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, filed a motion to unseal the testimony of a former prosecutor who handled the “Chinatown” director’s 1977 criminal case involving sex with a minor.

Polanski has long held that the prosecutor reneged on a deal for him to spend 42 days at Chino State Prison in Chino, Calif.

The 83-year-old completed his stint in the lock-up and underwent psychiatric evaluation — and Braun now wants the court to honor the plea deal.

Polanski was accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl at the home of actor Jack Nicholson on March 10, 1977. He had lured her there on the pretext of photographing her for French Vogue.

The late Judge Laurence Rittenband initially signed off on the plea deal, but had a sudden change of heart and ordered Polanski to spend up to 50 years behind bars.

Polanski fled the United States and has lived in Paris, France, ever since as a fugitive.

In 2009, Polanski was captured while traveling through Zurich, Switzerland. He was jailed for over 300 days as U.S. authorities tried to no avail to extradite him back to the country.

Braun has been working with Los Angeles prosecutors to resolve the case so Polanski can travel freely throughout the world.

Polanski’s victim, Samantha Geimer, said last week she wants the “truth to get out” so the exiled film director can finally walk free.

“I think they should release it. I think the only reason they’re keeping it sealed is to cover up their own misconduct in the DA’s office and in the court,” Geimer told TMZ.

SOURCE: PAGE SIX