Roman Polanski’s Bail Approved


And he's out of there, maybe! The AP reports that a Swiss court has okayed a $4.5 million bail offer from Roman Polanski's lawyers, the terms of which would have the director monitored electronically under house arrest in his enormous ski chalet in the Swiss Alps. Polanski will remain in jail for now, awaiting extradition to the U.S., while Switzerland's Justice Ministry decides whether to appeal the ruling. Hilariously, the Swiss court says it still considers Polanski a "high flight risk," but $4.5 million was "significant enough to offset those concerns." An announcement is expected shortly on the date and venue for Polanski's "Welcome Home" party in Paris.

Polanski Wins Bail in Switzerland, in Jail for Now [AP]