Peter Fonda says Polanski arrest is a waste

 / Updated  / Source: The Associated Press

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Actor Peter Fonda says international authorities had better things to focus on than catching Roman Polanski.

Fonda told local radio Wednesday that “we should have been celebrating the arrest of Osama bin Laden and not the arrest of Polanski.”

The 69-year-old star of “Easy Rider” was in Zurich for a film festival. Polanski was also scheduled to attend the festival but was arrested Saturday as he arrived at the Zurich airport.

The 76-year-old Polanski is being sought by U.S. authorities for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

Fonda says Polanski “is not responsible for killing anyone” and noted that the victim has asked for the case to be dismissed.

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