Court Denies Polanski's Attempt To Dismiss 1977 Rape Charge
A Los Angeles judge denied Roman Polanski's request, ruling he must return to the U.S. for his claims to be heard.By Nathan Giannini | December 24, 2014
A Los Angeles court has denied an attempt by Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to get the decades-old sexual assault charges against him dropped.
The judge ruled the case could not be dismissed as Polanski remains a fugitive outside the country and he would have to return to California to address the claims.
Polanski's attorneys filed the claim earlier this month in an attempt to allow him to travel freely without the threat of extradition.