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

December 24, 2009 |  7:24 am
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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