Lawyer wants Roman Polanski case closed for good

December 16, 2014 3:39 PM

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Lawyers for famed director Roman Polanski are looking to end the statutory rape case against the now 81 year old, which memorably caused him to flee the United States in 1977 before he could be sentenced.

According to the New York Times, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz filed a motion in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday requesting permission to represent Polanski in California. In the same filing, Dershowitz reportedly requested a hearing to close the highly publicized case once and for all.

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