Swiss Nix Polanski’s Bail Request
Posted on Oct 6, 2009
After his legal team came up short Tuesday with its request that Swiss officials reconsider his recent arrest and release him on bail, film director Roman Polanski remained behind bars, unable to spend his time awaiting his fate from his resort home in Gstaad. —KA
“L.A. Now” in the Los Angeles Times:
Lawyers for Polanski, 76, have suggested that he be released from jail and allowed to spend his detention at the home he owns in the Swiss resort town of Gstaad.
In a statement today, Herve Temime, Polanski’s Paris-based attorney, insisted that Polanski would “not leave the Swiss territory during the whole extradition procedure, and [would] respect all the obligations that may be imposed upon him in order to guarantee that commitment.”
But legal experts say that such a decision by the Swiss court would be highly unlikely and that Polanski will probably have to stay in prison for several months while extradition proceedings play out.
AP / Roberto Pfeil