Speaking out at length for the first time since his arrest last September, Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski issued a statement from the Swiss chalet where he is under house arrest, arguing that Switzerland has no grounds to extradite him to the United States to face charges stemming from his 1977 underage-sex case.

Rather, he claimed, American prosecutors continue to pursue him only because they want "to serve me on a platter to the media of the world."

"I can remain silent no longer," Polanski wrote repeatedly in Sunday's statement ...
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