Polanski Wife Thought Arrest Was a 'Joke' -- but U.S. Judge Not Laughing, Rules Against Him

A California judge today ruled that film director Roman Polanski must return to the United States to be sentenced for his 1978 sex conviction and cannot be sentenced in abstentia. The court ruling came as Polanski's wife defended her husband in a magazine interview against 32-year-old charges of child rape, saying she thought his arrest was a "joke" and that he is an "impeccable" man. Today's decision does not mean that Polanski, 76, necessarily will return to Los Angeles to face justice. ...Full Story
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