Once again, a judge has denied Roman Polanski‚Äôs request to have his 1977 rape charge dismissed. This comes from Deadline, which reports that the longstanding warrant for Polanski‚Äôs arrest will remain in place for the foreseeable future, meaning he‚Äôs still unable to return to the United States‚ÄĒor any country that will extradite him. Polanski initially pled guilty to drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, and then served 42 days in prison as part of his plea deal. Before his actual sentencing, though, he discovered that the judge was planning to give him additional jail time, so he fled the country.

We first reported on Polanski‚Äôs latest attempt to get the charges dropped earlier this month, when he hired celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz to try and convince a judge that he‚Äôs simply too famous to have to actually pay for the crime of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. Deadline, however, says the judge ‚Äúwas having none of it,‚ÄĚ suggesting that this is just the latest in a long line of legal professionals who have something against Polanski. Although, to be fair, that something is probably the fact that he admitted to drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl and then ran to Europe before being sentenced.


Anyway, all that this really means is that nothing will change for Polanski. He‚Äôs still wanted by the U.S., and he‚Äôll still have to check with countries before he films in them to make sure they won‚Äôt send him to prison for that time he drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. Polanski‚Äôs last attempt to get this case dismissed was back in 2009, so maybe‚ÄĒif we‚Äôre lucky‚ÄĒit‚Äôll be another five years before we hear about this again.