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 December 22, 2009  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

The AFP reports:

Roman Polanski, under house arrest in Switzerland on child sex charges, is suing French magazines for publishing photos the director feels infringed his privacy, legal sources said on Tuesday.

The pictures were taken when the 76-year-old Oscar-winner returned to his chalet in the chic Swiss Alpine resort of Gstaad to continue his detention after being freed on bail from a jail in early December.

Polanski and his French actress wife Emmanuelle Seigner want 75,000 euros (110,000 dollars) in damages over the photos and accompanying articles in the VSD and Voici magazines and Le Journal du Dimanche paper, the sources said.

The French-Polish director, who has been wanted in the United States since he fled in 1978 after admitting unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl, is suing under France’s strict privacy laws, which are seen as the strictest in Europe.

Read more on ChannelNewsAsia.

Let’s see…. he ducks American law that wants to prosecute him for a sex crime against a minor but wants to enforce French law?  I see……

Photo credit: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

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