Roman Polanski is trying to get back to Hollywood with his attorneys filing a complaint with the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to have his 31-year-old sexual misconduct charges dismissed reports Variety.
Polanski’s attorneys cite “extraordinary new evidence” that has surfaced with the release of Marina Zenovich’s documentary “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” as reason to reopen the case.
They issued the following statement: “The release of the documentary film ‘Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired’ and its aftermath have revealed a pattern of misconduct and improper communications between the Superior Court and the District Attorney’s Office, in violation of the rule of law and without the knowledge of the defendant or his counsel. This case serves as a classic example of how our justice system can be abused, and defendants’ rights trampled, by an unholy alliance between courts and criminal prosecutors.”
The sexual misconduct charges stem from a 1977 encounter with a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house when the actor was not home. Polanski fled before sentencing, and since then there have been several attempts to resolve the case. His victim, Samantha Geimer, has repeatedly requested that the charges be dropped.
A hearing has been set for late January.