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Roman Polanski seeks $110,000 from magazines that ran photos of him under house arrest

Polanski Roman Polanski, under house arrest in Switzerland, is suing two French magazines for publishing photos the director feels infringed his privacy.

French media organizations reported earlier this week that the famed director launched the suit after the publications ran photos of him as he moved into his Alpine chalet to serve house arrest in connection with his three-decade old sex case.

According to Agence France-Presse, Polanski's argued that the photos violated his privacy rights. AFP quoted unnamed French legal sources.

Polanski was arrested three months ago in Zurich and faces extradition back to Los Angeles to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Earlier this month, Swiss justice officials moved Polanski from prison to his home at a Swiss ski resort, where he is under electronic monitoring.

He was met by an army of paparazzi.

Polanski is seeing $110,000 in damages from the magazines, AFP reported.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Roman Polanski. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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Polanski;Should return to the States and prove he is innocent. Europe doesnt want (pedofiles!)He should be ousted out of neighborhood soon ones the anti ..demostraters come to his neighborhood soon..

Yeah, right.

The game of victimhood, show them your serial number Polanski, because that allows you to sodomize a 13 year old , IN YOUR WORLD!!!.

LOL....he's sueing the country that supports him.

Streisand effect!

people. get the facts on the case. period.

Now Roman is mad. he has sunk millions into the attorneys to keep him out of a US Court Room and now he is being laughed at publicly too. Someone has to pay for this. Right? Well now the periodicals who chase people like this down are going to be in court soon. I hope the periodicals have the case dismissed.


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