Roman Polanski pleaded no contest to raping and drugging a 13-year-old girl in 1977, and the story goes that he struck a plea bargain with prosecutors that would require him to serve only 48 days in prison. Yes, only 48 days for anally raping a child. Subway Jared wishes.
Roman’s lawyers claim that the judge in the case, Judge Laurence Rittenband, signed off on that deal. Roman served 42 days, and when he got out of the clink in Chino, CA, he learned that Judge Laurence’s mind had changed. Judge Laurence told prosecutors that he wanted Roman to serve 50 years in prison. PedoBear’s second favorite director, after Woody Allen, didn’t want to spend most of his life in prison, so a day before sentencing in 1978, he busted out of the U.S. and headed for Europe.
He was living free in Europe until 2009, when he was arrested in Switzerland and lived under house arrest for almost a year while fighting extradition to the U.S. The Swiss government eventually rejected the U.S.’s extradition request and set him free. And now Roman is sick of being a fugitive and wants to come back to the U.S. to prove that the late Judge Lawrence wronged him. I hope you keep a box of Kleenex on your desk, because I’m sure you’ll need to wipe that tear that trickled down your cheek after reading about the woe of being poor Roman Polanski.
TMZ says that Roman’s lawyer, Harland Braun, asked an L.A. County Superior Court judge to unseal a secret transcript that supposedly includes testimony from a prosecutor. Harland believes the testimony will show prosecutors cut a deal with Roman, a deal that Judge Lawrence backed out of. Harland wants the court to honor the plea deal and if they do, that means Roman has pretty much served his time and won’t be a fugitive anymore.
83-year-old Roman has been living in Paris and Poland, and he wants to be able to visit his late wife Sharon Tate’s grave in L.A. and his daughter in London.
The Oscars are on February 26th, so if Roman comes to California before then, I’m sure they’ll invite him, give him an honorary award and a standing ovation. So bring your tux, Roman! And if the prosecutors and judge wanted to, they could tell Roman that they’ll totally honor the plea deal if he comes back to California, and once he arrives at LAX, they could scream, “SIKE!” and nab him before shuffling him back to Chino.
And yes, I checked, using the “SIKE!” method is totally legal and legit.