The Campaign For DA

9.29.2009

Roman Planski vs. Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity just opened up his radio show for calls on whether movie director Roman Polanski should be extradited back to the U.S. for sentencing on a 30 year old rape of a 13 year old victim or whether "we should just let it go." The victim has indicated she wants to move on with her life since hates being hounded by the press every time some Polanski news breaks. The calls, even for the hard right audience of Hannity's show, were 90% "let it go." Heck, that even surprised me. Background from Wikipedia: Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor", a 13-year-old girl (he was 44 years old at the time).[8] Released after a 42-day psychiatric evaluation, Polanski fled to France, has had a U.S. arrest warrant outstanding since 1978,[9] and an international arrest warrant since 2005.[10] Polanski for many years avoided visits to countries that were likely to extradite him, such as the United Kingdom, and traveled mostly between France, where he resides, and Poland. As a French citizen, he was protected in France by the country's limited extradition with the U.S.[11] On September 26, 2009, he was arrested, at the request of U.S. authorities, by Swiss police, on arrival at Zürich Airport while trying to enter Switzerland[10] to pick up a lifetime achievement "Golden Icon Award" from the Zurich Film Festival.[12][13] (That paragraph failed to mention that the assault took place at Jack Nicholson's home when Nicholson was not at home.)