Oct 26 2009

Roman Polanski: It’s A Crime – Part 1

Published by at 1:34 AM under Roman Polanski

Make no mistake about it… Roman Polanski is a child molester. As is typical in Hollywood, the level of denial is profound.    Let’s take it one step at a time here.

Fact: In 1977, 43 year old filmmaker Roman Polanski sexually assaults 13 year old, Samantha Gailey, during a photo shoot.    He gives her champagne and a Quaalude, then proceeds to engage in oral sex, intercourse and sodomy, after she repeatedly asks him to STOP.

Fact: A grand jury indicted Polanski on six counts:  furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, perversion, sodomy, unlawful sexual intercourse, rape by use of drugs.

Fact: Polanski agrees to plead guilty to “unlawful intercourse with a minor” in return for dropping the more serious charges.   He is ordered to undergo a 90 day psychiatric study in a Chino, California state prison.   He is released after only 42 days, eventually fleeing to Paris rather than face sentencing for what he has done.

What ensues after this is a long series of legal battles, arguments, missing documents and a civil lawsuit.  After 30 years, Polanski is recently re-arrested in Europe, enroute to an awards ceremony.   Today, he remains in custody, fighting his extradition to the U.S. while celebrities and supporters praise his “genius”, and decry the unfair treatment he is receiving.

Helllllooooooo????

What kind of double standard are we looking at here??

Drugs, alcohol, 13 year old girl, sodomy, sexual intercourse

Did our Hollywood celebs miss that part of the memo??

In 2008, HBO aired a sympathetic documentary portraying Polanski as a brilliant director who was merely misguided and misunderstood.

OK… Now I get it!

Roman Polanski makes good movies, so let’s all pretend that his drugging and sexual assault of a 13 year old girl is not sooooooo bad.     Let’s all feel sorry for him because he’s in his seventies now, looks like a teddy bear, and has lots of celebrity friends and supporters.

Why is it okay to mete out justice based on whether or not someone is talented or famous?   Why is it okay to drug and rape a 13 year old, skip town for 30 years and live  the high life, enjoying fame and fortune?

What if he wasn’t Roman Polanski, famous film director?

Do you think our celebrities would let their nieces or daughters spend time alone with Uncle Roman?

Would they be as forgiving if he was simply a soccer coach or school teacher who gave a student drugs and alcohol, then molested her?   I think not.  In fact, I bet they’d all be wearing a colorful ribbon at the Oscars showing their support for sexual abuse victims.  Good thing we have those ribbons!

What if he was good old “Uncle Joe” who had sex with his favorite niece when she was a teenager?

Suddenly a mere 42 days in jail doesn’t sound right, does it??

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