Poland’s Supreme Court Denies United States’ Bid to Extradite Roman Polanski
The United States’ most recent bid to extradite Roman Polanski has been rejected by Poland’s Supreme Court.
Variety reports Polanski, who fled the US after having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in L.A. in the late 1970s, is now free to live and work in Poland.
“We are very happy that the case is finally over,” one of Polanski’s lawyers, Jan Olszewski, told Reuters. “We hope that this ruling becomes a stimulus for the American side to perhaps use existing legal opportunities to issue a ruling in absentia and consider the penalty served.”
“He is beyond happy that this is finally over. At least in Poland,” Olszewski said.