Jailed director Roman Polanski is preparing to offer a “very, very significant” amount of money for bail, according to Polanski’s lawyer. Read more on Polanski below.
Polanksi was arrested in Switzerland in September at the request of Los Angeles police, who want to extradite him to the United States to face sentencing over his assault on a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
Roman Polanski fled to France in 1978 before he could receive his punishment for the crime and has never returned to the U.S.
Polanski’s victim, Samantha Gemier, wants the charges dropped as it has disrupted her life.
The director has been refused bail twice over concerns he is a “flight risk”. But Polanski’s lawyers are set to make a new bail offer today. Roman Polanski’s lawyer, Herve Temime, told a French radio station that the offer will be “very, very significant” and his client will not be “like a fugitive” if he was released from custody.
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