Polanski, of course, was convicted in 1977 for plying a 13-year-old girl with champagne and drugs before having sex with her at Jack Nicholson’s house. But after serving 45 days of a 90-day sentence, Polanski fled the country. He’s been living in Europe ever since.
Polanski already beat a 2010 extradition application in Switzerland, but his recent residency in Poland filming a movie about Dreyfus—a Jewish-French officer who was wrongfully convicted of spying for Germany—gave the U.S. another shot at bringing him back for sentencing.
But Poland Friday rejected the request, saying the U.S.’s application constituted an “obviously unlawful” deprivation of liberty. The U.S. can still appeal, but at least two people wish it wouldn’t: Polanksi and his victim, Samantha Geimer.
“If they were smart, they’d stop trying to bring him back,” Geimer posted on Facebook Friday. “If they ever do, the truth about the corruption in the DA’s office and Court will finally be known. I suppose it’s a little to late to see those responsible face the music.”