Prosecution in Roman Polanski case deny request to dismiss charges

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 19th, 2010

News on the Roman Polanski front has been rather quite as of late.  Well, at least until now.

According to Yahoo, prosecutors are not willing to drop charges, even after Polanski’s legal team joined forces with Samantha Geimer’s team in an attempt to get the charges dismissed, along with the Swiss’ continued refusal to extradite the filmmaker.

The prosecution is holding their ground under the basis that the ruling would “fundamentally alter the way in which crimes are prosecuted.” This ruling comes after intense pressure from Geimer, the victim in the case, who has pressured the prosecution citing that “renewed interest of the case and media coverage has led to her being repeatedly victimized.”

I’m not one who knows a lot about the court system, and I can’t say whether or not the director should or shouldn’t be punished for these crimes, but what I do hope comes of this is a quick decision.  THE GHOST WRITER, Polanski’s latest film, is a fantastic film, and along with his upcoming adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Gods Of Carnage, I really hope the filmmaker is able to get back behind the camera as soon as the system deems possible.

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