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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Top L.A. prosecutor disputes statements from Harvey Weinstein, other Roman Polanski supporters

     
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley responded today to supporters of Roman Polanski after his arrest last weekend in Switzerland, saying that the famed film director committed a crime. Asked about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein???s description of...
  • Lawsuit seeks to block cuts to in-home care for the elderly and disabled

     
    Advocates for the elderly and disabled announced Thursday that they have filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco to block cuts to California???s home care program, a month before more than 130,000 recipients are scheduled to have their services reduced.....
  • 3 LAPD officers charged with perjury, conspiracy after videotape contradicts their account

     
    Three Los Angeles police officers were charged today with perjury and conspiracy for allegedly lying under oath in a drug possession case that was dismissed last year when a videotape sharply contradicted their testimony. The felony charges were brought...
  • L.A. investigator pleads no contest to conspiracy in payoff of alleged rape victim

     
    A private investigator who has worked for such high-profile criminal defendants as Michael Jackson and Winona Ryder pleaded no contest today to conspiracy to obstruct justice and bribery in connection with the payoff of an alleged rape victim, a...
  • Alternative housing to be used to hold some immigrant detainees

     
    Nonviolent immigrant detainees could be housed in converted hotels, residential facilities or placed on electronic ankle bracelets for monitoring as part of a series of reforms planned for the nation???s detention system, Department of Homeland Security...
  • Federal scientists say risk of mudslides from Station fire extremely high

     
    The U.S. Geological Survey today issued a grim forecast for foothill communities hit by the Station fire, saying huge mudslides and debris flows are highly likely during the winter rainy season. Scientists have been spending the last few weeks studying......
  • 4.1 earthquake hits Eastern Sierra, latest in swarm

     
    A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit the Eastern Sierra region of California today, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at about 11:06 a.m. near the town of Keeler in Inyo County. The quake hit in......
  • Is Hollywood really a hotbed of support for Roman Polanski?

     
    With all the studio hirings and firings in the last 24 hours, I've been too busy to revisit until now one of the most wonderfully bizarre twists in the Roman Polanski case. For days on end, I've been reading stories......
  • DNA evidence clears man accused of attacking Santa Monica College student

     
    Los Angeles County prosecutors dropped sexual assault and other charges Monday against a 40-year-old man who sat in jail for nearly six months accused of attacking a Santa Monica College student on campus. Prosecutors said they have no plans to......
  • Swiss refuse bail for Roman Polanski

     
    Film director Roman Polanski, fighting extradition from a Swiss prison to the United States in a case from three decades ago involving sex with a teenage girl, has lost his first bid to have his arrest overturned. Folco Galli, a......
  • 84-year-old woman and her dog killed by hit-and-run driver in Montebello

     
    An 84-year-old Montebello woman was struck and killed as she crossed an unmarked intersection with her dog, officials said today. Norma Lambo, a longtime resident of Montebello, was crossing Jefferson Boulevard at the intersection of Alfred Place about 6:...
  • Woman's burned body found in a Dumpster in Santa Fe Springs [Updated]

     
    A woman's burned body was found in a Dumpster near Interstate 5 in Santa Fe Springs just after midnight today, police said. Firefighters extinguishing a fire in the Dumpster behind a business in the 13100 block of Firestone Boulevard found......