Swiss authorities denied a US Request for extraditing Roman Polanski to stand trial in Los Angeles for the 1977 rape of a 13 year old girl. The Swiss Justice Ministry determined that Polanski had already served time when he served 42 days of a 90 day sentence that included a psychological evaluation while awaiting trial. Polanski fled the country in 1978.
This means that Polanski is a free man. After being arrested in September 2009, Polanski spent two months in a Swiss jail before being placed under house arrest at his luxury chalet.
The dismissal of the extradition request means that it's unlikely prosecutors in LA will continue pursuing charges. It's probably for the best that this has been settled as noted legal scholar Whoopi Goldberg pointed out that Polanski wasn't guilty of 'rape rape'....
I guess it pays to be a Hollywood douchebag.
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