The arrest warrant used to detain filmmaker Roman Polanski in Switzerland was valid, the Swiss Justice Ministry said Tuesday, making clear it will fight the director’s appeal against his detention over a 1977 sex case. Polanski, 76, is challenging his detention on other grounds as well.
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Polanski promised $500K to rape victim in ’93 settlement
Roman Polanski in 1993 agreed to pay his sexual assault victim $500,000 to settle a damage claim she filed against the fugitive film director, according to court papers released Friday. Polanski still owed the money — plus another $100,000 in interest — three years after the settlement, according to the documents.