Consistent with its extradition treaty with the United States, France can refuse to extradite its own citizens, Polanski has never returned to England, and later sold his home there. The court held that Polanski still owed her over 0,000, but it was unclear as of 2009 if this had since been paid.
The United States could still request the arrest and extradition of Polanski from other countries should he visit them, and Polanski avoided visits to countries (such as the UK) that were likely to extradite him and mostly travelled and worked in France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Samantha Geimer said, "Straight up, what he did to me was wrong.
Instead, Polanski pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
However, based on the facts before me, I believed that the safety and welfare of the citizens of California required that Mr.
I then stated that an appropriate sentence would be for Mr.
Polanski to serve out the remainder of the 90-day period for which he had been sent to Chino, provided Mr.
In 1979, Polanski gave a controversial interview with the novelist Martin Amis in which, discussing his conviction, he said "If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But I wish he would return to America so the whole ordeal can be put to rest for both of us." Furthermore, "I'm sure if he could go back, he wouldn't do it again. (but) I can live with it." In 2008, a documentary film of the aftermath of the incident, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
He made a terrible mistake but he's paid for it." In 2008, Geimer stated in an interview that she wishes Polanski would be forgiven, "I think he's sorry, I think he knows it was wrong. I don't think he needs to be locked up forever and no one has ever come out ever – besides me – and accused him of anything. Following review of the film, Polanski's attorney, Douglas Dalton, contacted the Los Angeles district attorney's office about prosecutor David Wells' role in coaching the trial judge, Laurence J. Based on statements by Wells included in the film, Polanski and Dalton sought judicial review of whether the prosecutor acted illegally and engaged in malfeasance in interfering with the operation of the trial.