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Roman Polanski Won't Get Fair US Trial Says Sharon Tate's Sister

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Roman Polanski in 2006

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Roman Polanski can't get a fair trial in the United States. At least Debra Tate doesn't think so.

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Tate, the sister of Roman Polanski's second wife, actress Sharon Tate, says her former brother-in-law is both brilliant and a "good guy."

Tate said Wednesday that the U.S. justice system is broken.

Polanski was arrested Saturday in Zurich. The U.S. has been seeking his extradition for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Tate says Polanski did not forcibly have sex with the girl, calling it a "consensual matter."

Sharon Tate was murdered in Los Angeles in 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. She was eight months pregnant.

Debra Tate says it's been a devastating few weeks for her, with her sister's killer, Susan Atkins, dying Sept. 24 and now her late sister's husband jailed.

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