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July 13, 2022: Appellate Court Orders Transcripts Unsealed in Polanski Case

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

We are pleased that today in the Roman Polanski case, the appellate court ordered the unsealing of the conditional deposition transcript of former Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson. This decision comes less than 48 hours after we submitted a letter rescinding our objection to the release.

Finally, after decades of waiting, the victim had her request granted and her voice heard.

“We are pleased the appellate court agreed with both the victim and our office about the need for transparency,” District Attorney Gascón said. “The court’s decision helped us move toward upholding our responsibility to tell the public the truth, and to listen to survivors. We hope it gives her a small measure of assurance that eventually, she can have some measure of closure in this decades-long litigation.”

The victim has been notified of the courts’ decision and is very grateful to see that they have supported our position and for the support of the District Attorney’s office. She stated, “It’s never too late to do the right thing.”

It is unclear how quickly the lower court will unseal the documents.