Roman Polanski 'very happy' with Polish court ruling
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who will not be sent to the United States, says he's "very happy that this case is coming to a close. I can breathe now with relief."
A court in Poland ruled Friday that the law forbids extraditing Polanski to the U.S., where he pleaded guilty nearly four decades ago to having sex with a minor.
At a press conference Friday in Krakow, the 83-year-old Polanski told reporters "I pleaded guilty. I went to prison. I have done my penalty. The case is closed."
He says the case "has cost me a lot of effort, a lot of trouble, a lot of health. And it cost my family even more."