Polanski freed in Poland after being questioned

  • Roman Polanski, the Oscar-winning director, was freed in Poland after being questioned by prosecutors over sex crime in the United States, according to media reports.

    The film director has been wanted by the US officials since he absconded the country in 1977 and avoided sentencing for having sex with a teenage girl. The US seeks his extradition.

    Polanski, who has directed acclaimed films such as Chinatown and the Pianist, was attending a Jewish museum’s opening in Warsaw. Poland’s police justice ministry said he “would comply with all requests made by prosecutors.”  


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