Updated: 14/07/2010 20:31 | By pa.press.net

Polanski 'happy with his freedom'



Roman Polanski is happy with his freedom, his lawyer said

Roman Polanski is happy with his freedom, his lawyer said

Roman Polanski is "happy with his freedom" his lawyer has said.

The film director was freed from Swiss house arrest after the government refused to deport him to the US, and though he still faces an Interpol warrant in effect for 188 countries for a 1977 child sex case, his lawyer says he is content.

"He is happy with his freedom," the lawyer said.

"Give him a few days to breathe," he added, calling on the US to scrap its international arrest warrant.

Polanski is safe from arrest only in his home nations of France and Poland, and - due to this week's decision - Switzerland.

The filmmaker's lawyers issued a statement calling for an investigation into the US refusal to provide requested evidence to Swiss authorities in his 33-year-old sex case.

Samantha Geimer, who long ago identified herself as Polanski's victim, told the Los Angeles Times that the case should have been resolved 33 years ago when it happened.

"Enough is enough," she said of the continuing efforts to prosecute Polanski.

Since fleeing Los Angeles on the eve of his February 1 1978 sentencing, the Oscar-winning director of Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist has mainly lived in France, which does not extradite its own citizens.

Polanski's future plans are unclear, but people close to the filmmaker have said he was looking into directing a movie version of the Broadway show God Of Carnage.

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