Today’s Lady News: Roman Polanski Isn’t So Into This “Jail” Thing

  • Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been denied a request to be released from jail after Swiss officials busted him in Zurich over a week ago for a 1977 incident in which he gave a 13-year-old girl drugs and alcohol and then raped her. Polanski served 42 days in jail for the rape, but had been living abroad since 1978, when he fled the country on the day he was scheduled to be sentenced for additional time. [Fox News]
  • The mother of a convicted rapist might be headed to jail after she used her position as a social service worker to find damaging info about her son’s victim. Victoria Munson of Johnstown, NY allegedly performed dozens of illegal computer searches on social service and motor vehicle databases looking for dirt on the woman her 25-year-old son raped. [NY Daily News]—Because having sped through a red light once means you had it coming when you were raped.
  • Sonia Sotomayor, the nation’s first Latina Supreme Court justice, began her first term on Monday. [NY Daily News]
  • City council members in D.C. introduced legislation to allow same-sex marriage, which could become a law as early as December. Woo hoo! [NY Times]
  • A woman in the U.K. is pissed off that a well-meaning supermarket deli clerk made her fight for a block of Cheddar cheese just because she is pregnant. Janet Lehain complained to the owners of the Sainsbury’s chain of grocery stores that she was made to promise she would not eat any of the Cheddar she wanted to purchase because it was too “dangerous” for her child. (When, in actuality, it is soft cheeses which are dangerous for the beh-behs.) [Telegraph]
  • Amanda Hess at The Sexist rounds up this year’s worst “sexy” Halloween costumes. I take no responsibility for anything that happens inside your brain after you see the sexy “Finding Nemo” costume. [The Sexist]—Clearly you should be using The Frisky’s Halloween Inspiration Boards instead!