Polanski wins libel verdict

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Accused pedophile Roman Polanki won about $100,000 from Vanity Fair for a 2002 story that claimed he hit on a model on the way to his dead wife’s funeral. Turns out it was two weeks later, the magazine says.

Vanity Fair claimed substantial truth in the British court, but that argument was rejected.

This may be a good example of how British courts are more favorable to plaintiffs, particularly celebrity plaintiffs, than America. I doubt Polanski would have won if he had come to the United States to bring the case. Of course, he would have been arrested for having sex with a 13 year-old in 1977, but that’s another matter.