By Emily Geiger
Okay, I was really hoping that common sense would prevail and the Hollywood types shut their mouths about their love of child rapist/film director Roman Polanski, but since common sense is pretty much non-existent in Hollywood, no such luck.
Let’s start with the facts. In the 1970’s, a middle aged Hollywood bigshot invites a 13-year-old aspiring model to the home of a famous friend for a photo shoot, purportedly for a bigtime fashion magazine.
The young girl and her mother fall for the ruse and allow it to happen. When he’s alone with the girl, he gives her champagne and tells her to lay in bed (all for the photos of course). Somewhere along the line, he feeds her illegal downers (so she can’t fight back), and he eventually forces her to engage in intercourse, sodomy, and oral sex , all while she’s begging him to stop.
The Hollywood bigshot is arrested and charged with a myriad of crimes, but cuts a deal with the prosecutor and pleads guilty to the “lesser charge” of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
Under the plea deal, he’s supposed to get probation, but in most states, judges are not bound by the terms of plea bargains arranged by prosecutors, and this judge didn’t think that probation was enough for violating a child in every way possible.
The Hollywood bigshot hears that the judge is going to give him some jail time, so the bigshot flees the country. For 30 years.
How anyone can think that this guy doesn’t deserve to be in prison 1) for what he did to that girl and 2) for fleeing the country while awaiting sentencing (which is a crime all by itself) is beyond me.
How any woman can say that this wasn’t “rape rape,” and how any other woman can claim that a drugged up 13-year-old can engage in “consensual” sex, is beyond all understanding.
Whoopi Goldberg and Sharon Tate’s sister, yes, I’m talking to you.
And, of course, lots of other Hollywood buddies are sticking up for this sicko. Peter Fonda, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Weinstein, and Woody “Barely Legal” Allen are all okay with this too. Shocker.
Hey Woody, tell me again, how old was your step-daughter when you started cheating on your wife with her?
You know, I think Roman himself makes the best case for himself. Here’s what he had to say about his conduct.
“If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… f—ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f— young girls. Juries want to f— young girls. Everyone wants to f— young girls!”
What the hell is wrong with people?
You know, I saw one outraged commenter on another site raise this point, but it’s a good one, and it’s worth repeating.
If Roman Polanski was a priest instead of a filmmaker, would we have half of Hollywood calling for leniency? Probably not.
Of course, the other factor here is that Polanski victimized a young girl, and sadly, much of society today has condoned the hypersexualization of young females. But priests preying on young boys, well, now that’s intolerable.
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