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Roman Polanski Arrest

Roman Polanski's Next Film Is About A Persecuted Man

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.10.2012 | Entertainment

Roman Polanski is certainly not hiding from the public eye, despite attempts by the California government to have him extradited in relation to an unl...

Roman Polanski Repeats History

Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment

In 2009, the controversial director Roman Polanski left France and hopped aboard a plane to Switzerland, where he was to receive a lifetime achievemen...

Switzerland and Polanski

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Now, suddenly, it's not just taking sides, it's siding with a convicted rapist. Even Iran is saying, "Holy s**t, Switzerland, what are you doing?"

Congratulations, Polanski-Defenders -- Now the Child-Rapist Walks Free!

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

To get away with child-rape and attract a cabal of supporters you just have to meet two criteria: (a) You have to run away and stay away for a few decades, and (b) You need to direct some popular films.

Why I Defend Polanski, More Than Ever

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I have the feeling I am defending not a friend (I repeat, for the nth time, I did not know Roman Polanski before the affair) but the Law itself.

Polanski's Wife: Our Worst Moments Are Over

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WARSAW, Poland — The wife of Roman Polanski says she believes the 32-year-old sexual abuse case against her husband will be finished soon. Fren...

Charlotte Lewis: Polanski Molested Me When I Was 16

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors have met with a British actress who claims she was sexually abused by director Roman Polanski in hi...

Roman Polanksi's Wife: His Jailing Changed Me, Terrifed Our Children

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WARSAW, Poland — Roman Polanski's wife said her husband's imprisonment in a 32-year-old sexual abuse case has diminished her carefree spirit and...

Roman Polanski and Lady MacJustice

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Kenney Baden

Samantha Geimer is making another kind of plea now -- not to a crime, but for the privilege of her and her children to be left alone.

For Roman Polanski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I hardly know Roman Polanski. But I know that all those who, from close and from afar, join in this lynching will soon wake up, horrified by what they have done, ashamed.

Roman Polanski, And The Making Of A Legend

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Carpentier

Polanski, the master story-teller, has been refining his story for 30 years, weaving his little lies one by one into a cloak intended to shield him from both moral judgment and the legal system.

Polanski Gets House Arrest In Alpine Chalet

AP | THOMAS BRUNNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERN, Switzerland — After more than two months in a Swiss jail, Roman Polanski will be placed under house arrest at his Alpine chalet on Friday,...

A Child Rapist Is Not a Political Prisoner

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariel Gonzalez

A middle-aged man who treats a 13-year-old girl like an inflatable sex doll, and who then flees justice, is a degenerate and a coward. This is Humbert Humbert, not Nelson Mandela.

Swiss: Polanski Extradition Decision In Early 2010

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

GENEVA — Swiss authorities say they will decide early next year on whether to extradite director Roman Polanski to the United States. Justice M...

Star Jones: Roman Polanski Allowed To Rape Because He Is White

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Legal expert Star Jones will discuss Roman Polanski's arrest on 'The Insider' tonight. CBS released the following statement: Jones sounds off on dir...

A Letter From Roman Polanski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

At Roman Polanski's request, I would like to share the letter he has written me with all of his friends and supporters -- his first public statement since his incarceration.

Polanski's Release From Prison

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The decision to free Roman Polanski is a wise decision. It honors the people who took it. It shows that the arguments developed by the movie director's partisans have finally been fruitful.

On the Polanski Affair

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Arresting a man today, after it was decided long ago that he wasn't a pedophile, tracking him like a terrorist, and extraditing him like a former Nazi is perhaps right according to the law, but not according to justice.

Polanski Hearing In Sex Case Ends Without Ruling

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Roman Polanski and his victim in a 32-year-old case joined forces Thursday to ask an appeals court to dismiss a sexual...

Poo Poo on Putting Polanski in Prison

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Cavallucci

Wouldn't it serve the interests of justice and the American people more to devote the monies intended to be wasted on this sensational situation to solving real and pervasive problems?

Court Rejects Polanski Move To Have Case Dismissed

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — In a case that has polarized public passions, director Roman Polanski did not win his freedom Monday for a 32-year-old sex offense...

Sex, Lies, and Band-Aids: Why Ensign and Polanski Should Have Pulled a Letterman

Alafair Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alafair Burke

Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn't permanent and peace of mind can't be bought.

Chris Rock Compares Roman Polanski To OJ Simpson (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Now that everyone from Sharon Tate's sister to Governor Schwarzenegger has weighed in on Roman Polanski's arrest, Chris Rock is having his say. On '...

Polanski Agreed To Pay $500,000 In Civil Suit

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Film director Roman Polanski agreed to pay his sexual assault victim $500,000 to settle a lawsuit 15 years after he fled the Unite...

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

David Letterman makes this revelation about his personal life because he was being extorted. I understand he was staying ahead of the wave, and I commend him for it, but really, is this any of our business ?