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 18 August, 2017
 Author: tate-polanski online -  Leave a Comment

So one more has come out of the woodwork with that shill of an ambulance chaser Gloria Allred. As if her destruction of Bill Cosby wasn’t enough, she has to double dip back into Roman’s case. She failed miserably with trotting out Charlotte Lewis, now there’s another liar to say Roman supposedly “assaulted” her. The woman’s name is “RobinM”. So this “Robin” claims she didn’t come forward when the charges were filed against him for the Samantha Geimer incident because of fears that her father might “do something that might cause him to go to prison for the rest of his life.” Well she’s had plenty of time to come out of the woodwork to make her allegations considering how infamous this case is. But she chose to remain in the shadows. Just like many of the Cosby Accusers, she supposedly kept silent because she was “afraid”. Well being afraid isn’t enough. Just like Roman’s attorney Harland Braun, “If you have a position, you come to court and you file it,” he said. “Why have a news conference? … The only purpose is to generate publicity and maybe try to influence a judge.” And I feel this has been orchestrated in order to blur the judgement of the presiding judge over the 1977 case who could possibly end it once and for all. The proximity of these allegations is too coincidental for me.

It is well known that after Sharon’s death and the capture of her killers Roman left California and the United States for Europe. The only times he was back in the United States was in 1973 when he directed his masterpiece CHINATOWN and in 1977 when the events in the Geimer case happened. This woman conveniently picks not the 1977 time frame, but 1973 when he was directing CHINATOWN. Who was this woman? Where did she come from? Where was she in conjunction with Roman’s directing the film? All of these questions she refused to give. That’s not good enough. She needs to be compelled to give more detailed information if she thinks those of us who know of Roman’s case and his character want us to believe her. This is not bullying her, this is requiring her to give her evidence. Notice that due to the events surrounding Lewis’ allegations Allred has chosen to remain silent on that evidence. Then of course there was the nature of Lewis’ statement being disproven by her own words from an interview she gave in 1989, six years after the “traumatic” events of her “ruination” occurred? There is a wonderful article by Robert Harris, author of the book The Ghost Writer in which Harris completely deconstructs Lewis’ tale. You can read it here: A Media Lynch Mob is Bent on Destroying Roman Polanski — by Robert Harris   . This attempt is no different in my eyes. And to anyone who believes the lies fostered by Allred and her floozies, shame on you.

 04 April, 2017
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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.

 16 February, 2017
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Looks like there might be some movement in Roman’s 1977 case. It looks like it might have something to do with the sealed transcript given by then District Attorney Roger Gunson from back in December 2009 while Roman was under house arrest in Gstaad, Switzerland. This testimony directly impacted both the Polish and Swiss decisions in not to extradite Roman to the United States based on the 1977 bench warrant currently still active. This new action is coming almost 40 years to the date of the event that caused Roman to flee injustice.

Roman Polanski Gets New Court Date That May See Him Return To U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: Almost 40 years after he fled the U.S. to escape a long jail stretch for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, Roman Polanski may be one step closer to coming back to Los Angeles to face justice on his own terms. It’s a Hail Mary step that the Oscar-winning director, now 83, only intends to take if certain old testimony becomes public and he is assured he won’t end up behind bars again, Deadline has learned.

“Once we unseal the secret transcript and the Court agrees to follow the Polish decision, Roman will return to be sentenced to probation and end the issue of an outstanding arrest warrant,” Polanski attorney Harland Braun told Deadline today, regarding how this could all play out if an upcoming hearing in front of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon goes their way.

After a receiving a letter from Braun last week seeking to potentially reset the case’s parameters, Gordon has set a hearing for February 24 to address a request to unseal 2010 testimony by former prosecutor Roger Gunson. That testimony is said to detail a judicial promise from the late 1970s that would have seen the controversial The Pianist director spend 90 days in a psychiatric evaluation.

It was the apparent breaking of that promise by now-deceased Judge Laurence Rittenband that caused Polanski to flee American justice in 1978, and he has fought several extradition attempts ever since. Most recently that included a December 2016 decision by Poland’s Supreme Court to uphold a previous ruling by a lower court in the country of Polanski’s birth that rejected a 2015 extradition request by the U.S.

Polanski holds dual citizenship in Poland and France, where he currently lives. The latter nation prohibits extradition of its citizens, while Polish law does not.

Tellingly, Braun now also wants unsealed the transcript of a conversation he had Gordon and L.A. County Deputy D.A. Michele Hanisee on November 23, 2016 “concerning possible litigation in the …case” before the Polish high court ruling was made.

“The sworn testimony of Mr. Gunson taken together with the Polish decisions raise the question of whether the principle of comity should command or persuade the Court to follow the findings of the Polish court,” Braun wrote in his February 6 letter to Gordon that kicked off the latest chapter in the Polanski saga. The letter also pulls the current L.A. County D.A.’s office in the matter, inferring that Jackie Lacey’s team confirmed the 90-day deal from 1977. “The principle of comity may also be strengthened by the participation of our DA in the Polish litigation,” Braun adds. “Our DA specifically answered factual, procedural, and sentencing questions propounded by Judge Mazur in Krakow.”

Lacey’s office did not respond to Deadline’s request for comment on Hanisee’s participation in that 2016 meeting, or the D.A.’s take on the Polanski matter.

Polanski’s current lawyer has not been so reticent.

“I believe there is no current excuse or justification for keeping DDA Roger Gunson’s sworn testimony under seal,” the Braun & Braun LLP lawyer says in his letter. “Therefore, on behalf of Roman Polanski, I request that it be unsealed and that I be allowed to make a copy to assist me in the preparation of possible motions.”

Convicted on five charges stemming from having sex with 13-year-old Samantha Gailey on March 10, 1977, Polanski made a deal that saw him plead guilty to having unlawful sex intercourse with a minor. The Chinatown director initially spent 42 days in the California Institute For Men and was released, with the deal to include time served and probation.

All that changed when, after feeling Rittenband had thrown the plea deal in the trash and intended to see him in jail for up to 50 years, Polanski made tracks just before sentencing in 1978. For several years now, Polanski’s victim has said she believes that the director’s exile has been punishment enough; she and Polanski came to a financial settlement of around $500,000 in the mid-1990s.

Besides the Polish matter of 2015 and 2016, the last decade also saw a prolonged and botched case to get Polanski to face American justice in 2009 and 2010, back when Steve Cooley was still L.A. County D.A. In 2014, Alan Dershowitz unsuccessfully attempted to have the Polanski case dropped for the director.

Now, with a new lawyer in Polanski’s corner, it could start up all over again.

SOURCE: DEADLINE