Prosecutors want Polanski hearing tossed
EmptyLos Angeles prosecutors have made a final bid to get fugitive director Roman Polanski's dismissal motion taken off the court's calendar because he won't appear for a court hearing in a 31-year-old sex case.
Prosecutor David Walgren says in documents filed Friday that Polanski flouted the law when he fled to France to avoid sentencing for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.
He says the director has no right to a hearing until he submits to the court's jurisdiction. And he says the now-45-year-old victim who wants to speak at the hearing Wednesday to urge dismissal should not be heard unless Polanski appears.
Polanski's lawyer says he has no plans to ever return to the United States but claims the case can be heard without him.