The Fall of a Roman Scandal

What is ROMAN POLANSKI'S good name worth? £50,000 ($87,000) plus court costs, according to a London jury. The director of Chinatown and The Pianist won a libel case against Vanity Fair for a 2002 story that portrayed him as trying to seduce a Scandinavian model on his way to the 1969 funeral of his wife Sharon Tate, who was murdered by followers of psycho guru Charles Manson. The magazine stood by the story but said that the incident happened a few weeks later than reported.


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