▪ A Los Angeles judge last week ruled Roman Polanski must return to California if he hopes to resolve decadesold charges of sexually abusing a teenager—despite a plea from the victim to have the case dismissed. Polanski, 84, pleaded guilty in 1977 to having unlawful seo escape publicity from the case, Geimer implored Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon to “bring this matter to a close as an act of mercy to myself and my family.” But Gordon refused, saying that Polanski remains “a fugitive” and that his crime had a “long-lasting and traumatic effect’’ on Geimer’s life.
▪ Richard Simmons is suing the National Enquirer for claiming he is transgender and has had sex-reassignment surgery, the New York Daily News reports. The supermarket tabloid and sister site RadarOnline.com, both owned by American Media, had run stories stating that the weied any medical treatment or procedure designed to transition from male to female.” American Media says it “stands by its reporting” and argues the suit lacks merit because calling someone transgender is not defamatory.
▪ Two former Trump campaign advisers are in a war of words over the baby they conceived during an extramarital affair. A.J. Delgado, who gave birth to son William in July, this week told TheAtlantic.com the child was the product of a “nice, sweet relationshims he twice asked if she might “terminate the pregnancy”—which he denies—and hasn’t “sent the child even $1.” But his attorney said he “remains ready and willing to provide financial support for his son.” ■