Roman the Rapist
He had sex with a 13-year-old girl. He got her to go to Jack Nicholson’s house by promising that she would be in a photo shoot. When she got there, he fed her a Quaalude and alcohol — champagne for a 13-year-old, how enticing — and then he raped her.
Roman Polanski was on his way to a film festival in which he was to be honored for his life’s work when he was arrested last weekend. Some 100 European big shots have released a statement in protest: “Filmmakers in France, in Europe, in the United States and around the world are dismayed by this decision. It seems inadmissible to them that an international cultural event, paying homage to one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers, is used by the police to apprehend him.”
I’ve got news for the big shots: International cultural events are not safe havens for criminals, nor is there any reason they should be. A criminal is a criminal, even if he is “one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers.” There’s nothing “inadmissible” about it, guys.
Do read it all. I definitely do not agree with most of what Estrich believes in, but on this one, I’m on the same side.
For a sanitized, but still extremely unpleasant description of what Roman Polanski, darling of the Hollywood “elite”, did to a 13-year old girl, ABC News has the details.
Defending the indefensible in the name of “art” shows just how badly out of touch with this country the majority of the Hollywoodenheads are. There have been, thankfully, some voices on the left who are repulsed by Polanski and his defenders.
Thank you. Thank you Susan Estrich for calling a criminal a criminal and standing up for justice.