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Nicolas Sarkozy Helped Free Roman Polanski

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was "very effective" in helping Roman Polanski convince a Swiss court to allow him to go home, according to the director's sister-in-law. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it is thanks to the President that Roman has been freed, but he has been super,” Mathilde Seigner told Le Parisien newspaper. But why would the president go out on a limb for a man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl? His wife probably told him to. [NYDN]

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