Celebrity attorney Alan M. Dershowitz is requesting permission to represent director Roman Polanski in California, saying Polanski "has taken responsibility for his actions, served his sentence, and a remedy should now be fashioned by the court once and for all."
Polanski, 81, was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, and was sent for a psychiatric evaluation. After hearing that the judge planned to give him additional jail time, Polanski fled before he was sentenced.
On Monday, a filing was made in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming the prosecutors in the case gave false information to support a recent attempt to extradite Polanski from Poland, The New York Times reports. The filing also requested a hearing be held to close the case, drawing on new testimony suggesting that a Superior Court judge in 2009 had a secret plan to put Polanski in jail before sentencing the director to time served.