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Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction
Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has lost his latest bid to dismiss a 1977 sexual assault conviction that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing. Last week, Polanski's legal team — which included prominent civil liberties attorney Alan M. Dershowitz — made accusations of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in its effort to end the case. The filmmaker's guilty plea to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor has kept him out of the United States as well as many countries that have extradition treaties with the U.S. Polanski, now 81, was aiming to finally wrap up the legal drama that has kept him an exile since 1978. Defense...

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