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Roman Polanski Won't Be Extradited to U.S.

7/12/2010 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0712_polanski_getty_BNThe Swiss government has denied a United States extradition request for Roman Polanski.

The Justice Ministry said Monday in a statement that national interests were taken into consideration in the decision, and that Polanski was now a free man

Roman pled guilty in 1978 to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, but fled to France before he could be sentenced.

UPDATE: According to L.A. Superior Court spokesperson Allan Parachini, "The original Polanski case remains pending. The Los Angeles Superior Court arrest warrant from 1978 remains outstanding."

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ERIC    

FIRST!!!!! There I did it!!!

1375 days ago
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electriczipper    

lindsay lohan just brought one way ticket first class to visit the swiss..
....err for a vacation

1375 days ago
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Rich    

What a surprise. NOT!

1375 days ago
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Rich    

He gets a free child rape pass, because he went through the holocaust, dontcha know.

1375 days ago
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MacGuffin    

The whole issue is a complete Cluster F of a problem, stemming from how it was handle by the LA District Atty, and of course, Roman Polanski himself. Too bad it will probably never be resolved to anyone's satisfaction and that cooler heads could not have prevailed.

1375 days ago
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pedro    

Lovely, beautiful. Mr. Polanski every time you **** until you die visualize the entire amerikan justice system and the judges that wanted to sentence you including all the DA department and the LA police. amerika is a disgusting jew loving kountry. **** amerika!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1375 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

Wonderful news! F U California get off this vendetta already. This was settled a long time ago for all concerned...despite that the DA just can't let it go.

1375 days ago
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pixelww    

Sent to the US or not, he will always was and will always be a nothing more than a rapist.

1375 days ago
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josh    

WTF!! How much money changed hands for this rapist to be released!?

1375 days ago
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Karen    


Very COOL!

1375 days ago
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TMZgossip    

by gimmeabreak
wow. it wasn't settled. he took off without serving his sentence. didnt you bother to read up on the case before posting?

this pedo got a child drunk and stoned and then raped her. he should be shot on sight.

1375 days ago
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Ms Kris    

he got away with it s*** bag

1374 days ago
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Skippy    

I object to the media, etc using to the terms "convicted" and "found guilty". He was not "convicted" or "found guilty", he "pleaded guilty", he admitted in open court to brutally raping a 13 year old girl and stated, in detail, what exactly he had done. To continue to state he was "convicted" or "found guilty" is reckless. It gives people a 'shadow of doubt' and feeling that maybe he is innocent. He is not. The judge in the case may have been out of line on occassion, but he was not regarding the plea deal. It was a joke, a slap to the victim and to any victim of rape. The victim may now say let him go, but to let him go based on her request undermines the reason why people are charged with these crimes: that a 13 year old does not have the capability to make that decision.
Also this man has not led the life of a "decent man" after he fled the US. Look at those he has been with: Natasha Kinski was 15 or 16 when he entered into a 'relationship' with her, and there was another after her. No, this man likes them young. He is a s***. He has had over 30 years to make a deal for his return and he has not.
I want to know why his films, etc are still allowed to be released in the US. Why is he still allowed to make money in this country? Enough. Shut him down.

1374 days ago
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Truth    

KARMA IS A BITCH!! DUDE WILL RIP SOON ENUFF. WOULDNT BE SURPRISED THE MINUTE HE WALKS OUT THE SWISS LUXURY HOTEL (PRISON)HE WILL GET HIT BY A SPEEDING CAR WITH NO BRAKES.

1374 days ago
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Gridiron    

See if I buy any more fancy watches or cheese from you grimy Swiss. I'm already boycotting wine, perfume, and anything else made by the French. I just hope this child-diddling pedo never goes to Japan. I'd really hate to give up my PS3 and DVD player.

1374 days ago
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