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Polanski’s legal status…
Artists and film makers also urged the release of Polanski, who faces charges of having sex with a girl of 13 in 1977, accusing Switzerland of being overzealous in pursuing such an old case and bowing to U.S. demands.
In an article on PolanskI, you say he faces charges of having sex with a girl of 13.
He’s not facing charges, he’s facing prison time. Can you actually put out a story that tells the truth and gives truthful background?
Several readers pointed this out to us. Our subsequent stories on Polanski made his correct status clear: GBU Editor
Polish-born film director Roman Polanski awaits a public talk in Potsdam February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke