In 1977, Roman Polanski was 44 and a huge star in Hollywood since his Oscar nomination for directing ‘Chinatown’ 3 years earlier. He was also a photographer for magazines like Vogue. During a private photo shoot with a 13-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey, he gave her champagne, quaaludes and a sedative, then anally raped her while she begged him to stop.
That’s illegal, so he was arrested but fled to France where he’s lived free of punishment ever since. In September the Swiss police took him into custody with plans to extradite him to the US, but thanks to the President of France, now that’s never gonna happen.
The Daily News says…
Polanski’s family is thanking French President Nicolas Sarkozy for being “very effective” in helping to win his release from a Swiss prison.
“I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it is thanks to the President that Roman has been freed, but he has been super,” Polanski’s sister-in-law, Mathilde Seigner, told Le Parisien newspaper. “The President has been very effective.”
The London Times speculated that Sarkozy’s wife, ex-model Carla Bruni, may have pressured her husband to intervene because she used to hob nob with Paris’ artistic community, which includes Polanski and wife Emmanuelle Seigner.
After initially balking at his release, Swiss authorities agreed to let Polanski move from a cell to his luxurious Alpine chalet once he puts up $4.5 million bail.
A bracelet will allow police to monitor Polanski , but the device does not include a global positioning system to track him should he escape.
“We can only check if the person is at home,” Jonas Peter Weber, a professor at the University of Bern, told the Times. “If the alarm goes off and no police is in the vicinity, the person will be able to flee.”
Below are some links to pictures of his new prison, as well as Nick Lacheys dumb ass with Vanessa Minnillo in Miami over Thanskgiving. The two stories are related because they’re both an outrage. Polanski should be gluing razor blades to the inside of a pipe and then shoving it up his ass to prepare for life in prison, and Vanessa would have to do that same thing to keep me from humping her, so they have that in common as well.