Court rejects bid to dismiss Polanski case

A California appeals court has rejected Hollywood director Roman Polanski's bid to have his sex case dismissed, it announced today.

The California 2nd District Court of Appeal said it had denied the petition.

The court's website states an opinion was filed in the case, but it was not immediately available. The website states three justices agreed to reject Polanski's appeal.

Attorneys for the fugitive director argued earlier this month that misconduct in the case was grounds for dismissal of a charge of having unlawful sex with a minor.

Polanski is under house arrest at his Swiss chalet. He was arrested on a fugitive warrant in September.

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