Roman Polanski granted bail

According to Variety film director Roman Polanski has been granted bail – but set at a whooping $4.5 million and under conditions of house arrest and electronic monitoring. However he will still be kept in jail until the justice ministry gives a verdict on his release appeal to the supreme court.

Polanski was arrested earlier this year in Zurich for allegedly having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. The oscar winning director of films such as Chinatown, Rosemarys Baby and The Pianist was travelling to Switzerland to collect a lifetime achievement award when he was held by immigration . When the allegation occured back in 1977, Polanski admitted to being guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, who was 13 years old at the time. The alleged incident took place at Jack Nicholsons house, where the girl said Polanski drugged her with champagne and painkillers before conducting a “very scary” assault. Polanksi’s argument was that it was consensual and the girl knew what she was doing.

Given that Polanski has fled before its likely he”ll run away again so this is a surprising decision from the swiss. Do youthink theyve made the right decision?

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