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Roman Polanski's court request could shed light on decades-long case
Roman Polanski's court request could shed light on decades-long case

Roman Polanski boarded a red-eye out of the country in January 1978, just months after he had agreed to a plea deal to end a Los Angeles County case in which he was accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl. His departure sparked a debate that would stretch over decades — left to be hashed out in books, documentaries, news articles and dueling court motions as Polanski refused to return from France. Was he a sex offender skipping town to avoid facing justice? Or was he a victim of a corrupt judicial system that wanted to make an example of an acclaimed film director? Now the 81-year-old Polanski is asking a court to publicly evaluate the long-standing legal saga and his...

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