Demands no jail time
The details of the disgusting depravity of Roman Polanski’s drugging, raping, and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl are stomach-churning. His cowardly flight from justice was just the icing on the cake of his criminality, but now, 40 years after his crimes, Polanski want to return to LA.
Ten days before his lawyer squares off against the Los Angles County District Attorney’s Office in a downtown hearing that could open the door to Roman Polanski returning to the U.S., the director’s legal representative today basically demanded the courts put up or shut up.
“Mr. Polanski asks this Court to acknowledge that he was promised a specific custody portion of his sentence by Judge Rittenband and he has more than fulfilled the custody portion of his sentence under the principle of comity, California law and the admissions by the District Attorney to the Polish Court,” said a motion filed Friday by attorney Harland Braun in Los Angeles Superior Court. “With such assurance by this current Court, Mr. Polanski will return to Los Angeles to be sentenced,” the paperwork adds of the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Braun promises that if his client is assured that he’ll see no more jail time, the 83-year-old Polanski will absolutely come back to America and deal directly with the fugitive warrant that’s been out for him since he fled the U.S. in 1978. The hope by Polanski’s side is that the Polish-born and France-residing filmmaker will get some probation and then have the weight of American justice finally off his long self-exiled back.