Swiss government has declared accused sex abuser Oscar-winning director ROMAN POLANSKI a free man.
The Swiss have rejected a US legal request to extradite Polanski on charges he had a sex with a 13 year old girl in 1977.
The Oscar-winning director of Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist was accused of doping his alleged victim with champagne and a Quaalude during a modeling shoot and then raping her.
Polanski was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse and then fled the US to France before sentencing.
“The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA,” the Swiss ministry said in a statement. “The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked.”
Polanski was at his Swiss chalet in the resort of Gstaad, where he has been held under house arrest since December.
“Mr. Polanski can now move freely. Since 12:30 today he’s a free man,” Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf declared to the world.
PICTURED: with late wife actress SHARON TATE who was murdered by the Charles Manson Family in 1969.
FIRST POSTED: 830 AM EDT