In London on Friday, Roman Polanski has won his libel case against Vanity Fair, which in July 2002 ran an article claiming the infamous director tried to seduce a Scandinavian "beauty" soon after his wife was murdered in 1969. "Whilst the whole episode is a sad one, I am obviously pleased with the verdict," Polanski, who won $87,500 in damages, said in a statement. "Three years of my life have been interrupted. Three years within which I have had no choice but to relive the horrible events of August 1969, the murders of my wife, my unborn child and my friends." Polanski, still avoiding extradition to the United States for having sex with a minor in 1977, "attended" the trial via video link.