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Polanski's Lawyer -- Ready for a Fight

9/28/2009 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After 30 years on the run, Roman Polanski is finally behind bars -- but, according to his lawyer, he ain't staying there.

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Polanski's attorney, Herve Temime, called into "GMA" this morning to say his client is in "very good shape" and believes it will be possible for him "to obtain his freedom."

The director was taken into custody by Swiss authorities trying to enter Switzerland on Saturday. He was captured on a 30-year-old warrant after he pled guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

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OOWEEE    

This man is a Monster. He claims he fled the Country because the Judge was a Jerk. The American Justice System only employes Jerk Judges. I am not a lawyer and I have found that it is easy to have a Bias Judge kicked off your Case. I love filing RECUSALS. This Stupid Lawyer that claims he is ready for a Fight better get ready for the Women Rights Groups in this Country. He had the Financial Resouces and 30 Years to resolve this matter. We all know that all he had to do was to have this same stupid Lawyer filing something on this case instead of running like the RAPIST THAT HE IS. Yes, RAPIST can be successful professionals, but the sickness that made him attack a 13 year old girl is still with him. And he has probably used his celebrity and wealth to RAPE AGAIN. If they did a CSI on this Jerk, I bet they will find additional Victims. RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST.....RAPIST...RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST...RAPIST...RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST....RAPIST.......Did I mention that he is a Rapist?

1797 days ago
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jean    

Rape is on the rise,not the decline. Usually a rapist commits serval offenses before they are caught. Polanski, is a criminal and it does not matter what he went through as a child, or, an adult, rape is a crime! He ran off to France as a coward. They allowed this man to just do his artistic work and not be responsible for his crime! The child was 13. His lawyer will use every excuse in the book to hlep keep this rapists on the streets. The lawyer will not just tell the world this man is responsible and will do the right thing and take what ever punishemnt the law allows.A message has to be sent to wpuld be rapists ,YOuw ill be caught and You will be punished. It does not matter if you are a artist, or, a banker ,or, unemployed ,YOu will be responsible for your actions. I hope Polanski does not feel the need to rape his lawyers daughter!

1797 days ago
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Jill    

Just curious...does the statute of limitations apply in this case? It has been 30+ years since the incident - just wondering...

Thanks!

1797 days ago
19.

Lou    

No statute of limitations does not apply. He plead guilty, then fled the country before he was sentenced.

Got to love the French & Polish Govts. they say he is such a great person (I guess rape at 13 is good there).

1797 days ago
20.

mark-allen    

this man belongs in jail and has for a long, long time...it sickens me that he has gotten away with this for 30 years...how many other 13 year olds did this perv stick his no no into.

1797 days ago
21.

Jim    

Why does that idiot keep commenting "Balls" and a half wit keep posting recipes? It's not funny or clever knob heads

1797 days ago
22.

bitzod    

Let him play his snut flute in a mexican jail while hanging by them untill they rip off.he lokes2 hurt little girls? let him feel some pain untill his snut sack goes south than send him back to the court room like a zombie just like they did to those who fought nam war pigs.

1797 days ago
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Maniacal Zebra    

4. Just curious...does the statute of limitations apply in this case? It has been 30+ years since the incident - just wondering...

Thanks!

Posted at 10:04AM on Sep 28th 2009 by Curious

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The statute of limitations doesn't apply. He's not under arrest for the rape. He already plead guilty to that. The arrest is because he's been a fugitive from justice for fleeing the country before sentencing.

His lawyer says he can get Polanski freed, but the fact is that it's been a possibility for some time. He's just been too much of a coward to come back to the States and get it cleared up.

1797 days ago
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Maniacal Zebra    

10. Why does that idiot keep commenting "Balls" and a half wit keep posting recipes? It's not funny or clever knob heads

Posted at 10:13AM on Sep 28th 2009 by wedwivwage

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Because they are actually quite worthless in real life. They believe that if they do this idiotic crap here, it makes them worthwhile, but they are too delusional to know better.

1797 days ago
25.

di    

maybe they'll make an example of him!

1797 days ago
26.

Jill    

Thanks to those who answered my question about the statute of limitations. Now I've got a clearer picture - appreciate the information.

1797 days ago
27.

sprite    

Polanski is criminal. His lawyer is a criminal to even take this case. If Polanski raped the lawyer's sister would he take the case? Nobody cares what Polanski suffered, he could have gotten help,not commit rape against a 13 year old child. How many others did he rape? I would hope the US would take another 30 years if necessary to put this criminal behind bars. His self absorbed movies are nothing!

1797 days ago
28.

xcalibur    

WUT A LAME DOUCHE BAG!! I HOPE AMERICA'S MOST WANTED DOES AN UPDATE ON THIS IDIOT. IF HE REALLY HAD BALLS HE WOULD'VE SERVED HIS SENTENCE 30YRS AGO. FROM WUT I UNDERSTAND IT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 42 AND 48 DAYS. INSTEAD THE CHICKEN SHIET BAILED. I NOW HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR CHARLES BARKLEY WHO DID HIS TIME. AND THAT WAS REALLY HARD TO SAY. HAHA.

1797 days ago
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JoJo Dancer    

This guy admitted to sexual intercourse with a minor (13 years old). He plead guilty and then fled the country. What's the debate? People wanted to hang Michael Jackson based on allegations and he was never convicted. This guy admitted it and people are standing up for him. Good grief.

The guy gave a 13 year old drugs and alcohol and then had sex with her. You can't call that consensual even if she did look like an adult. He knew she was 13.

1797 days ago
30.

Whamo    

Don't forget he is Jewish and it seems as long as you make movies about the holocaust then all is forgiven.

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