Polanski sues French publications

Academy award-winning director Roman Polanski has been a fugitive for 30 years in a notorious sex case. Polanski was taken into custody on a 1978 U.S. arrest warrant on September 26, 2009. (AP)

January 12, 2010 7:58:03 AM PST
The news snapshot shows Roman Polanski standing at a window, a thin slice of his face visible amid an opening in the curtains. The French paper that printed the photo saw it as a newsworthy depiction of the director's life under house arrest in his Swiss Alpine chalet .