A Swiss court granted Roman Polanski bail on Wednesday, accepting $4.5 million to allow him to remain under house arrest at his chalet. The director will stay in prison for up to 10 days while the Swiss government decides whether to appeal.
The Swiss Criminal Court reversed its previous rejection of bail, saying it was confident the large cash guarantee would compel Polanski to remain at his chalet in the Swiss resort of Gstaad under house arrest and monitored by an electronic bracelet.
The good news is that the man who drugged and anally raped a thirteen year old girl is still in jail. Let’s hope the Swiss Justice Ministry does appeal and does prevail….
Call it a hunch, but for some reason my gut says Polanski might be a flight risk.