Judge Rejects Polanski's Request to Unseal Testimony


The outlook is not good for Roman Polanski’s quest to fight his extradition by Swiss authorities. A Los Angeles judge denied the director’s request to unseal secret testimony from original prosecutor Roger Gunson about a sentencing plan in Polanski’s 33-year-old sex case, stating it won't be released unless Polanksi returns to the U.S. for a hearing and Gunson can't testify in person. Gunson's testimony would prove misconduct by the case's original (now-deceased) judge, Polanski's attorney argued. [ArtsBeat/NYT]