The case against Roman Polanski is one of Hollywood's most infamous crimes. In 1977, the acclaimed Polish director was sent to jail for up to 50 years for raping a 13-year-old girl (He was 44). He fled to Europe to avoid the charges, and has been living there ever since. TMZ shares that Polanski wants to unseal documents which he believes will allow him to return to America for good.
Polanski's lawyer has asked a judge in L.A. County Superior Court to unseal a transcript of prosecutor testimony. He believes the transcript will reveal a deal that his client was only supposed to spend 48 days in jail. Judge Laurence Rittenband supposedly changed his mind on the deal, which led to the 50-year sentence.
So far, the 83-year-old has spent 42 days in prison in Los Angeles and later, 334 days in custody in Switzerland. The Oscar winner is the director behind such iconic Hollywood films as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist. Polanski’s victim, Samantha Geimer, told People in 1997 that she's moved on with her life. “If Polanski comes back – fine. That would at least end it. It will never be over until that happens.”
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