Q&A: What Do You Think About the Swiss Deciding to Release Roman Polanski?
Question by Jim: What Do You Think About the Swiss Deciding to Release Roman Polanski?
Sounding undeterred by Switzerland’s refusal to extradite Roman Polanski, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley said he’ll seek to get the filmmaker back if he’s caught by a country willing to return him.
“We will discuss with the Department of Justice the extradition of Roman Polanski if he’s arrested in a cooperative jurisdiction,” said Cooley, who’s running for California attorney general.
The Swiss government said U.S. authorities failed to provide confidential testimony about Polanski’s sentencing procedure in 1977-78.
The Obama administration was disappointed by the Swiss decision, The Associated Press quoted State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley as saying:
“The United States believes that the rape of a 13-year-old child by an adult is a crime, and we continue to pursue justice in this case,” Crowley said.
Answer by Greg
He should at least be prosecuted for Eyes Wide Shut. If anything.
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