I cheered when I heard this on the morning news yesterday, but forgot to post it on babble.
Details of attempts to arrest Roman Polanski half a dozen times around the world since 1978 have emerged today as his lawyers filed a request for his immediate release on bail from a Swiss cell.
Authorities in Britain, Canada, France, Israel and Thailand had been asked to detain the film-maker over the years before he was held at Zurich airport on Saturday, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said.
The release of a list of extradition attempts came in response to claims that the LA authorities had not bothered to pursue Mr Polanski after he fled the US in 1978 to escape sentencing for having unlawful sexual intercourse with an under-age girl.
Also: I feel for the victim, who doesn't want this dredged up anymore. But rich rapist fuckwads shouldn't get away with rape just because people like their movies. He shouldn't get any different treatment than if he was a non-famous fugitive rapist.