Saturday, May 25, 2013
Everything has its price... even freedom. For director Roman Polanski, it's gonna come at a very high cost, to the tune of a whopping $4.5 million. When you consider the fact that the convicted statutory rapist was on the run for 31 years and is still qualifying for bail, the Chinatown head should count himself lucky. Until he turns over the entire $4.5 million, the 76-year-old who was convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old-girl back in 1977 remains on house arrest in his Swiss chalet. The Swiss have still not decided whether to extradite Polanski to the United States where he pled guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor. Instead of turning himself in back in the '70s, Polanski fled to France and avoided the U.S. for fear of being arrested. After three decades, even the victim says that the charges should be dropped, and some have even deemed Polanski's arrest grandstanding at this point. Once he makes bail, he will be fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet and prevented from leaving his Switzerland home. We're sure he'll find the accommodations fit for a king, even one who's on house arrest.