Hearing in Roman Polanski's long-running case delayed

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Posted: Feb 22, 2017 7:20 PM
Hearing in Roman Polanski's long-running case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hearing to unseal testimony in Roman Polanski's long-running underage sex case has been delayed.

The Los Angeles Superior Court sent out a notice Wednesday stating that a hearing scheduled for Friday has been delayed a new date has not yet formally been set.

The delay comes days after Polanski's attorney filed a formal motion to unseal the testimony of a former prosecutor who handled Polanski's 1977 unlawful sex with a minor case.

Polanski fled on the eve of sentencing in the case and his travel has been restricted to France, Switzerland and Poland ever since.

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He and his lawyers have contended that the Oscar winning director fled because a judge reneged on a sentencing deal.

Los Angeles prosecutors have not yet filed a response to Polanski's motion.