Film director Roman Polanski, currently held in Swiss custody on a U.S. arrest warrant for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl, will fight extradition, according to his lawyer. Herve Temine said, "Taking into account the extraordinary conditions of his arrest, his Swiss lawyer will seek his freedom without delay. He was shocked, dumbfounded, but he is in a fighting mood and he is very determined to defend himself."

Polanski was arrested when he arrived for the Zurich Film Festival, which was going to give him an award. Apparently the French and Polish Foreign Ministers have both contacted Secretary of State Clinton to complain—the French FM Frederic Mitterand said, "In the same way that there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America that has just shown its face."

A spokesperson for the LA County District Attorney's Office, which set the trap for Polanski, Sandi Gibbons said, "Any time word is received that Mr. Polanski is planning to be in a country that has an extradition treaty with the U.S., we go through diplomatic channels with the arrest warrant." She added, "It wasn't any secret. It was on the Internet. They were selling tickets to it."