Polanski Arrested for ’70s Sex Charge

En route to the Zurich Film Festival — where he was to enjoy a celebration of his achievements in cinema — infamous movie director Roman Polanski was arrested in connection to a decades old charge that has kept him from entering the U.S. since the 1970’s. (ITN Video)

Polanski famously fled the states following his trial for the statutory rape of a 13 year old girl in 1977. The incident occurred in his friend Jack Nicholson’s home during a time when Polanski’s friends found the director to be suffering from a deep, chronic depression following the murder of his then-wife Sharon Tate and their unborn child at the hands of The Manson Family.

Polanski famously accepted his 2003 Academy Award for The Pianist via satellite as his returning to the United States would mean an automatic arrest.

As of this time it is unclear whether or not he will be extradited to America.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    i wonder if they'll give him bail?

  • http://www.christian-marijuana.org/ Cat Springs

    So, are they going to arrest the Kennedys now for smuggling during prohibtion? I hope so….

  • http://www.christian-marijuana.org/ Cat Springs

    So, are they going to arrest the Kennedys now for smuggling during prohibtion? I hope so….