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