Polanski Doing Hard Time in Swiss Jail

Actually, he's being treated rather well while he attempts to make his bail requirements...


Roman Polanski will remain in a Swiss jail until at least Monday.

After that, so long as he meets his bail requirements, he'll be doing hard time at his luxury chalet like every other fugitive awaiting justice. From The Associated Press:

"Polanski wouldn't be placed under house arrest in Switzerland before Monday, because he has yet to fulfill all the requirements to ensure that he stays in his chalet in the Swiss luxury resort of Gstaad, Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said.

Galli did not elaborate, but the 76-year-old director must post $4.5 million bail, surrender his identity papers and be fitted with a monitoring bracelet.

Polanski cannot leave the chalet because the ministry is still deciding whether to extradite him to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. Authorities in Los Angeles want him sentenced after 31 years as a fugitive."

Whispers around Hollywood say Polanski is set to shoot the video for Akon's 'Locked Up' remix and is set to have a small cameo verse as well.