Thursday, April 22, 2010
It is reported that French President Nicolas Sarkozy "in an astonishing act of back-room international diplomacy" has "hand-delivered a letter to President Obama from fugitive film director Roman Polanski." It is also reported that Polanski has made a private plea for clemency. Polanski was charged, in 1977, with giving a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl he then sexually assaulted. See story here.