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Polanski sues French media for invasion of privacy

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Roman Polanski is suing the French media for invasion of privacy after photos of himself and his family inside of their home were printed, according to the Associated Press. The director of Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby has been under house arrest in Gstaad, Switzerland, since December. He was arrested in September on his way to a Swiss film festival on a three-decades-old warrant relating to his 1978 flight from the United States while facing charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

Polanski’s invasion of privacy suit names two French newspapers and two French magazines that ran photos of him and his family (including his two children who are both minors and thus protected under French media law) inside of their home in December. He is seeking 150,000 Euros in damages (approximately $217,215). “The legal case against Polanski in no way justifies the paparazzi’s stalking of his wife and children,” said the director’s lawyer, Marion Gregoire.