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>> Award winning filmmaker, Roman Polanski, has lost another attempt to end a four-decade old rape case against him. A Los Angeles judge ruling that Polanski, who's avoided extradition to the United States while living in his native France cannot seek relief from the courts while still a fugitive. Polanski's lawyers say he served enough time behind bars before he fled the country in 1977, a 42 day period as he awaited sentencing after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.
They also say court rules were violated in emails they claim show an LA judge dictating to a colleague on how to handle the high profile case. Polanski has battled US courts for decades. He maintains that in his original case he was led to believe that a plea agreement with prosecutors was going to be overturned in favour of a much harsher punishment, up to 50 years in prison, that fear driving his escape to Europe.
Polanski's films include The Pianist, Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby.