Imprisoned Polanski 'Depressed': Lawyer

Fugitive director vows not to flee if he makes bail
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2009 4:55 PM CDT
Roman Polanski is seen in Oberhausen, Germany, Sept. 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil, file)
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(Newser) – A stint in a Zurich prison has left Roman Polanski "depressed" and "dejected," and the longtime fugitive will promise to stay in Switzerland should he be granted bail, his lawyer says. Polanski, who fled the US in 1977 after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl, "was in an unsettled state of mind" during a visit, the lawyer says. If bail is granted, "he would fulfill all the conditions and stay in Switzerland until the extradition proceeding are decided."