Polanski, sought by US, says will cooperate with Polish prosecutors in sex crime investigation

By REUTERS
January 13, 2015 10:11

Roman Polanski, 81, says he will cooperate with Polish authorities investigating him as part of a US extradition request linked to 1977 child sex crime conviction.

Polanski, who lives in France but is in Poland to make a new film, wanted to shift focus to his current project, but did not deny his involvement in the investigation.

"I am here mainly for preparations for a film I want to make this year," Polanski told TVN24 in an interview late on Monday. "I know that an extradition request has come and of course I will undergo the procedure and we will see. I trust the Polish judiciary system. I hope everything will be all right."

Polanski, lauded for creating such films as "Chinatown"  and "Pianist", plans to tell the story of Alfred Dreyfus, the French Jewish officer at the center of the Dreyfus Affair in his next film.


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