Harland Braun, Polanksi’s lawyer, believes there is testimony that supports Polanski’s claim that he cut a deal to serve only 48 days behind bars for raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, and the judge signed off. Braun has asked an L.A. County Superior Court judge to unseal a long-secret transcript of the testimony of the prosecutor in the Polanski case.
Polanski actually spent 42 days in Chino State Prison and was released. But the Judge allegedly reversed the deal and told prosecutors he decided Polanski should spend up to 50 years in prison. That’s when Polanski left the U.S. for Europe.
The victim is now in her 50s and has asked the courts to close the case without imposing more jail time.
What do you think of this? Do you think Hollywood will rally around Polnksi? Is this an example of Hollywood hypocrisy at it’s finest?