Polish court clears author of defaming ‘The Pianist’main
In a biography of the pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, whose Warsaw Ghetto memoir was filmed by Roman Polanski, Agata Tuszynska quoted another survivor who accused Szpilman of collaborating with the Germans.
Szpilman’s widow and son sued for libel.
The court found against them, ruling that the author had distanced herself from the negative opinion she quoted.
Hmmmm… Not many English courts would agree.