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I'm Shocked -- SHOCKED -- That Anyone Would Lie in a Hollywood Documentary

October 1, 2009 | 10:00 am

A retired Los Angeles County prosecutor, who now says he lied on an HBO documentary when he said he advised a judge to sentence Roman Polanski to prison for having sex with a minor, tried to explain his actions this way: “Embellishing a story sounded like a good idea."

“I’m known to the world as a liar. It’s mortifying,” David Wells told The Times. “But it’s my duty [now] to tell the truth.”