Roman Polanski Wants Back in US To Settle Child Rape Case

Posted February 19, 2017

Despite largely laying low in Europe, Polanski has encountered a number of attempts from US authorities to extradite him.

Samantha Gailey, who has since changed her name to Geimer, has herself called for the charges to be dropped, saying she now considered Polanski her co-victim due to the case dragging on for so long.

He spent nearly a year in custody in Switzerland as authorities tried to extradite him back to the United States but a Polish court ruled Polanski has served his time under the plea deal. "Gunson gave the testimony over three days in 2010 in case he was unable to testify at any future proceedings in the case.Braun contends Gunson's testimony might help Polanski's argument that he has already served his time in the 1977 case by spending more than 300 days in jail and house arrest in Switzerland during a failed extradition effort in 2010".

Now his attorney is angling to have that transcript and one from a 2016 conversation he had with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon and L.A. County Deputy D.A. Michele Hanisee unsealed.

Polanski, who has Polish and French citizenship, admitted having unlawful sex with a minor, or statutory rape, and spent 42 days in Chino State Prison before being released.

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He claims Judge Laurence Rittenband reneged on his deal and told prosecutors Polanski should spend up to 50 years in prison, and the filmmaker fled to Europe.

There had been attempts for United States authorities to extradite Polanski to face his sentence. He wants to freely travel in Europe and visit Tate's gravesite at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

This file photo taken on October 30, 2015, shows Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski arriving for a press conference after his trial at the regional court in Krakow, Poland. He was also married to Sharon Tate, a famed model and actress who was murdered by the Manson Family in 1969.

It's been 40 years since Roman Polanski set foot on the U.S. mainland, but the disgraced director is said to want to square things up and come back to America without facing jail time, TMZ reports. Polanski also avoided returning to the U.S.to accept the Oscar for his film The Pianist.