Polanski lawyers file appeal over misconduct
Case filed Thursday in L.A. cites new evidence of misconductRoman Polanski's attorneys have filed an appeal asking that a special counsel be appointed to investigate alleged judicial misconduct in his 32-year-old sex case.
The appeal was filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing new evidence that a prosecutor was aware of misconduct by the judge handling the case in the 1970s.
The lawyers say that former Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson gave secret testimony this year on the judge's conduct.
The attorneys asked the transcripts of his testimony be unsealed. They also asked that Polanski be sentenced to time served without requiring his presence in court. The director is under house arrest in Switzerland.
A judge ruled in January that Polanski must appear in court before he could be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.