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Roman Polanski Court Case

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

"Barely a Crime?" - An Answer to a Polanski Apologist

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Seitzman

If Jeff Norman's legal logic reigned, Roman Polanski would be "barely guilty" -- because the crime he is of committing in California is "barely" a crime in some places in Europe.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

Girlfriends' Guide: Roman Polanski Belongs In Jail!

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Why is there all this sentimentalism and taking of sides on the issue of whether film director Roman Polanski should serve his time?

Polanski Losing Support From Poles

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- When Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities on a 32-year-old rape charge, the first reaction of many Poles was to immediat...

The Good Kind of Rape

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Seitzman

Maybe Whoopi Goldberg, who said of the Roman Polanski case, "I know it wasn't rape-rape," can take a look at this transcript from Polanski's hearing and explain to us which kind of rape this is.

Art Is Not Enough

Allison Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Anders

Art should never be held above our decency to each other. And when an artist commits a crime, especially a sex crime and especially against a child, we do art no favor by giving artists a break we would not give anyone else.

Anne Applebaum, Child Rape Apologist?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jillian York

In her piece, Applebaum claims that Polanski has paid for his crime of raping a 13-year-old girl "in notoriety, lawyers' fees, in professional stigma." Oh, the humanity.

Bait and Switch Justice

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Roman Polanski plead guilty. He admitted culpability in the civil matter, and the victim received a settlement for an undisclosed sum.

Swiss Cops Arrest Roman Polanski for Bad 1967 Film

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

"It was such a terrible movie, we really had no choice," said Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley.

Roman Polanski Case: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Huffington Post

HuffPost blogger reactions to the arrest of acclaimed film director Roman Polanski have covered the gamut. Scroll down to see the variety of perspect...

The Fall of Roman

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

It's true we let talented people get away with quite a bit more than the Average Joe in our society. But Roman Polanski shouldn't be able to avoid prison just because he's Roman Polanski.

Roman Polanski's Wikipedia Page Frozen Over Child Sex Crime Controversy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See Photo Below** Wikipedia administrators have blocked filmmaker Roman Polanski's Wikipedia page from being changed after an 'edit war' broke out ...

Polanski -- I'm Confused

Jennifer Lehr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Lehr

Given Roman Polanski's history as a persecuted Jew during the Holocaust, I can understand his panicking, skipping bail and fleeing the United States. ...

And the Best Child Rapist Award Goes To...

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Seitzman

Some of the get-out-of-jail-free crowd thinks that the reason Polanski should go free is because he's a gifted artist. Okay, I'll accept the premise. Maybe you're right. Instead of an Oscar we should let the Best Director f**k your kids.