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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Roman Polanski's Lawyers Ask D.A.'s Office To Dismiss Charges

Attorneys for film director Roman Polanski (Chinatown, The Pianist) have asked the Los Angeles District Attorney's office to dismiss charges against him. Such a move would allow the director to return to the United States from France, where he has lived for the past thirty years, since he pled guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and then left the country before sentencing. A recent documentary, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, has raised questions about the impartiality of the judge who presided at Mr. Polanski's trial. Read more here.

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