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Polanski Is Free At Last

Polanski Is Free At Last

Thompson on Hollywood

The nightmare of being imprisoned since September 2009 is over for Roman Polanski. The Swiss will not extradite the filmmaker to the U.S. on charges from a 1977 rape case in Los Angeles. The authorities are releasing him from house arrest at his chalet in Gstaad. Here’s the NYT, which reported that at a press conference in Bern on Monday Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf told reporters: “He’s a free man.”

UPDATE: The L.A. district attorney still wants to go after Polanski, reports The Wrap. And THR reports positive reaction from Europe.

I do not condone what Polanski did back then. But I think he has been punished enough. I want to see him make more movies.

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