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  • Roman Polanski is denied latest bid to resolve 40-year-old statutory rape case

    04/03/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | David Ng
    A Los Angeles County judge has denied the latest effort by filmmaker Roman Polanski to resolve his 40-year-old statutory rape case. In a written decision handed down Monday, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon echoed rulings by previous judges in the case, saying that Polanski’s “motions and corresponding requests are denied.” But the judge has agreed to a hearing later this month to consider a controversial piece of testimony that the filmmaker is seeking to unseal. In recent court filings and at a court hearing in March, Polanski asked to be sentenced in absentia, arguing that he has already...
  • ROMAN POLANSKI TO JUDGE SAY I'VE DONE MY TIME And I'll Come Back (Pedo Alert)

    03/11/2017 6:14:49 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 28 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/10/2017 3:15 PM PST | unknown
    Roman Polanski will come back to a California courtroom to face the judge over his fugitive status in his child rape case, but only if the judge says in advance that the director served his full time behind bars.
  • Report: Roman Polanski Wants to Return to U.S., Settle Child Rape Case

    02/16/2017 1:35:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Daniel Nussbaum
    Fugitive director Roman Polanski will reportedly attempt to have his decades-long child rape case resolved so that he may return to the United States without fear of arrest or incarceration. According to TMZ, the 83-year-old director’s attorney, Harland Braun, has asked a Los Angeles judge to review what it reports is a “long-secret transcript” of the prosecutor’s testimony during Polanski’s trial. The attorney claims the transcript proves that the Pianist director had agreed to a plea deal to serve just 48 days in jail, and that the judge had agreed to the deal. Polanski was convicted of raping a child...
  • Roman Polanski picked for French film panel, sparking outrage (French Oscars)

    01/23/2017 10:02:24 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2017 | staff
    The award-winning director has been wanted in the US for decades after admitting to sex with a minor. Mr Polanski, now 83, fled ahead of his sentencing for statutory rape in 1978. The Cesars have defended their choice, praising the director as an "insatiable aesthete". His role in the 2017 awards has outraged women right's groups, who have called for a boycott of next month's televised ceremony
  • Polish court rejects request to overturn Polanski extradition

    12/07/2016 1:14:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/16
    Poland's Supreme Court rejected a government request to return the extradition case of filmmaker Roman Polanski to a Krakow court. "Even if we agree with certain views contained in the appeal, we found that the ruling issued by the Krakow Court didn't violate the law," Judge Michal Laskowski said Tuesday. Polanski, a French-Polish director who is Jewish, fled the United States nearly four decades ago after being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl. An October 2015 ruling in a Krakow court blocked his extradition. Attorney General Zbigniew Ziobro said the ruling violated Poland’s extradition agreements with the U.S. Ziobro said...
  • Roman Polanski Extradition Request Rejected by Poland

    12/06/2016 4:21:15 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2016 | Martin M. Sobczyk
    WARSAW—Poland’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Roman Polanski can’t be handed over to the U.S., ending the Polish conservative government’s bid to extradite the filmmaker.
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Sister of Manson victim Sharon Tate delivers petition urging California to deny parole

    06/21/2016 2:24:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Sharon Tate's sister Debra has handed in a petition with 139,000 signatures on it to California governor Jerry Brown, appealing to him to intervene in the parole release of a Charles Manson follower. The actress was murdered by Manson's gang at the age of 26 in August 1969. Tate, who was eight months pregnant by film director husband Roman Polanski, was one of seven people killed in two separate massacres.
  • Polish prosecutors drop push to extradite wanted director Roman Polanski to the US

    11/27/2015 9:06:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015 | ·Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland – Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it. Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court's refusal of extradition to be "right" and said they found no grounds to appeal it.
  • Harvey Weinstein accused of groping Italian woman, 22, in his office at Tribeca Film Center: sources

    03/30/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is being accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model on the opening weekend of his Radio City “New York Spring Spectacular,” police sources said Monday. The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretense of talking business, sources told the Daily News. The woman told cops that Weinstein — a married, 63-year-old father of five — groped her private area and her breasts around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., the sources said. “He...
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 February 2015 Last updated at 12:03 ET | BBC
    Film director Roman Polanski is to attend an extradition hearing in court after the US lodged a request with Poland to have him brought back. Polish-born Polanski has been wanted by US police since 1977, when he fled the country after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • Alan Dershowitz tries to get noted child rapist, Roman Polanski off the hook in US courts

    12/17/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Halloween we once again narrowly missed a chance to drag confessed pedophile and child rapist Roman Polanski back to the United States to face justice for his monstrous crimes when Poland refused to honor our requests. That was undoubtedly a frustrating experience for many observers, but it won’t hold a candle to how most of us will feel if celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz has his way. He is seeking to throw the case out entirely so that the known sex offender can freely travel back and forth to America. Alan M. Dershowitz, a lawyer whose celebrity clients...
  • Poland fails to arrest Roman Polanski… again

    10/31/2014 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Convicted child rapist and pedophile Roman Polanski found himself once again briefly detained by authorities in Poland this week. And yet again, he was released despite requests from the United States to hold him for extradition. But before getting to the details, it’s worth pausing for a moment to note how CNN chose to describe the situation. Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview. Yes, I suppose you could choose to say that he...
  • Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

    08/21/2014 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Robert Wolf bundled over a million dollars for Obama, got a WH appointment, and is cashing in on his connections As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies. Robert Wolf joined the president on the links this month in Martha’s Vineyard, the latest of his frequent outings with the president. The foursome also included private equity financier Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
  • Rosemary’s Baby: A Warning to the Curious

    01/17/2014 4:39:15 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 17, 2014 | K. V. Turley
    Unexpectedly, I came across a reference to NBC re-making Rosemary’s Baby into a four-hour mini-series; press reports suggest that shooting has already begun this month. With this news, a fear began to grip as my thoughts returned to the original.Strange tales grow up around movies. Like many before and since, Rosemary’s Baby has had its fair share. There is one, however, regarding that 1968 movie that to this day, continues to disquiet, revealing as it does a tale seemingly darker than that which transpired upon the screen.Sharon Tate was one of the “faces” of the 1960s—like Christie and Bardot;...
  • Mia and Ronan Farrow Slam Golden Globes' Woody Allen Tribute Via Twitter

    01/13/2014 10:40:54 AM PST · by diverteach · 43 replies
    E! Online ^ | 1/13/2014 | Lilly Harrison
    Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow didn't hold back their disdain for Woody Allen on Twitter Sunday evening. The mother and son tweeted out against the tribute to the director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. "Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #GIRLS," Mia tweeted when Allen's tribute began to start. Diane Keaton accepted the Cecil. B. DeMille Award on behalf of the Hollywood heavyweight—extolling the director's work with actresses, dropping a few curse words and even singing during her monologue. But Ronan's tweet made it clear that he wouldn't be offering any tributes at his house....
  • Walt Disney, Unlike Actress Emma Thompson, Didn’t Support a Child Rapist

    01/10/2014 8:41:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks If you were browsing news sites yesterday, you may have come across Meryl Streep’s rant about what a racist Nazi anti-semite that Walt Disney was and what an amazing human being Emma Thompson is.It’s easy to take shots at a dead man, but Walt Disney’s character was framed by angry left-wing union members in a town where mildly conservative politics led to cries of “Fascist”.The evidence that Walt Disney ever supported the Third Reich is flimsy and hearsay. There’s far more evidence that his critics supported the USSR.And the evidence for...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • Why Do We Boycott 'Ender's Game' But Give Roman Polanski An Oscar?

    08/03/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 76 replies
    policy mic ^ | 7/1/2013 | Angie Hartley
    Orson Scott Card, whose science-fiction book Ender's Game is being released as a film, is a conservative Mormon with a long history of attacking gay people and their rights. He's also one of the most respected sci-fi writers of all time. This has really got sci-fi fans and gay rights activists in a moral dilemma as the momentum for the film builds up to its November 1 release. Orson Scott Card has gone far beyond opposing gay marriage. In 1990, he wrote in Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately...