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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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46.

Kathy    

Dear gimmeabreak
You are a sad little person. I'm sorry his life sucked but that is not a free pass to rape someone. Wait I get it you have most likely committed a crime got away with it because someone has hit you in the head with a rock you douchebag

@ truth

Give me a break about karma catching up with him. More grief and misery has been dumped on Polanski then he has ever dished out to anyone else by far. Whatever karma is delivered on him for raping her is a drop in the the bucket compared to the bad karma that's revisited him time and again in his life.

At 6 he went into hiding when his mother and father were sent to Nazi concentration camps. His mother perished there. Later he was bashed in the head with a rock, by a serial killer no less, and was lucky to escape with his life. After his first film he was expelled from his native Poland because the communists didn't approve.

Later in life his pregnant wife was murdered by the Manson clan in a crime so horrifically mind boggling it terrified residents of southern CA, sent chills throughout the entire nation, and the story of the depraved crime reverberated around the world.

LOL, What where you saying about karma again? It's going to get him? The sad reality is bad karma has dogged Polanski for all of his life from the time he was an innocent young child.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/07/12/roman-polanski-extradition-request-denied-swiss-government-free/2/#comments-anchor#ixzz0tTjHbjYR

1508 days ago
47.

viewer21    

He's a spoild, pathetic excuse for a human being. I love how he ran to Europe and then immediately "allegedly" began dating 15 year olds. So disgusting. He'll get what's coming to him eventually.

1508 days ago
48.

janie    

This is justice? He's a wealthy pervert and guilty of rape. Shame!

1508 days ago
49.

Robbin    

Keep in mind he may have plead guilty at the advice of a lawyer. I think the only people who know the real story is him and the girl, and remember, she wants him to go free.

1508 days ago
50.

Jay    

@Kathy

There is no excuse for raping a 13 year old girl. Roman Polanski is nothing more than a pedophile and he should be treated as such.

1508 days ago
51.

Bruce    

Hey, Mr Polanski doesn't want to come back and face his punishment, thats fine. BUT I think the U.S. should freeze any assets he may still have here, then prevent any film or other project that he is in from being displayed here in the U.S..He wanted our freedoms and lifestyle but not our justice to, he can live without any income from the U.S. people

1508 days ago
52.

Dean    

Consider me puzzled, why didn't the DA's office hand over those do***ents the Swiss requested? It's an old case, there can't be any issues with confidentiality. And even then, the do***ents would have been given to the Swiss authorities, not the public.

This case could have had a totally different outcome. Why didn't the US comply with Switzerland's request? They seemed to want Polanski so badly, it makes no sense that they didn't do anything necessary.

1508 days ago
53.

sib    

The fact this child rapist is barely mentioned once on this site says all you need to know about Communism and TMZ. They are more concerned about Mel Gibson using a word that every black person in this country uses on an almost daily basis, while completely ignoring a Hollywood director that is running free after he raped a child. You people are disgusting.

1508 days ago
54.

snodgrass    

Keep him, Switzerland. Apparently you people are like him in that it is ok to rape a 13 year old girl. Birds of a feather?

Pathetic. Your country's decision is just pathetic. Would you leave him alone with your child?

1508 days ago
55.

sparkles    

A failed justice system...you can be rich and famous...rape a child and get away with it...

1508 days ago
56.

Joe Blow    

What a disgrace. This guy should be castrated and thrown into the 9th Circle of Hell. This really is a case of the justice system failing.

1508 days ago
57.

Kathy    

Him and Woody Allen should get together and start "the dirty old mens club".

1508 days ago
58.

mrspatrickcampbell    

The 13 year old was not a 'child', but a sexually mature and already sexually active stinkfish - ovulating, gizzulating, and stinkulating! Also more than likely a 'pro'. When the bu$iness deal went wrong she went to the cops.

We are glad that Roman was freed and commend the Swiss for restoring their national honor by freeing a political prisoner!

1508 days ago
59.

UKGTTTUAU    

mrspatrickcampbell,

I pray to all that is holy that you are not a teacher or around children in any facet of life whatsoever. You are disgusting. A 13 year old is NOT a child!?!?! You sound like a pedophile and should be locked up. At the very least put on a watch list. You are probably a 65 year old man living in your mother's basement. What a pervert.

1508 days ago
60.

mrspatrickcampbell    

r62 = fish

1508 days ago
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