What am I Missing in this Roman Polanski Case?

 Roman Polanski gave a 13 year old girl drug and liquor and he raped her. In the United States this act is classified as rape. Polanski fled the country 30 years ago to avoid serving time for the crime. He was arrested a few days ago in Switzerland and now he is fighting extradition to the United States. He has been living the life of a celebrity in the 30 years since the crime, but he is still a fugitive rapist. So why are his celebrity friends calling his act ancient history? If this is the case if you commit a crime if you can run away and stay away for years all is forgiven. Well not if you are a “Regular Joe” only if you are a celebrated artist like Polanski. Let us not forget he has had many hardships in his life. His family was killed in the Holocaust, his pregnant wife Sharon Tate was a victim of the Manson murders. Both these incidents have been brought up to show he has suffered. No one is questioning the fact that he has suffered, but the other thing that no one is questioning is the fact that he is a rapist. The travesty here is that he was not arrested years ago. Sure his victim has forgiven him and that is good for her and him, but forgiveness is not the basis of the law justice is, and justice has not been served. Bring this rapist back to the United States and hold him responsible for his criminal actions.

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  • Vawnews  On September 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    No one is questioning the fact that he has suffered, but the other thing that no one is questioning is the fact that he is a rapist.

    great line.

  • Miky  On September 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I belive a 13 years old girl knows what she wants…
    A 13 years old model in 1977… Ebony, how old are you?
    Do you remember those times?
    Do you know this girl was a model?
    Do you know that she might have lied to Polanski about her age?
    Was she really raped? Do you know what are you saying?

  • musesofamom  On September 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Miky, a 13 year old is a child and as a child she could not have consensual sex with an adult. The seventies were crazy times but wrong is wrong and a grown man having sex with a child is wrong anytime.

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