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Public Outcry Urging Roman Polanski's Release

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Good thing this happened in 1977, because if he were on To Catch A Predator, the world would not be so forgiving!

Despite his recent arrest while heading to Switzerland for the Zurich Film Festival, Hollywood and neighboring nations have rallied around Roman Polanksi in support of his release.


French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner called the arrest of the director a "bit sinister".

The Swiss Directors Association believes that the sudden arrest is "not only a grotesque farce of justice, but also an immense cultural scandal" as authorities knew exactly where to find Polanksi, although Switzerland does not perform passport checks.

And his biggest supporter is famed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein!

"We're calling on every film-maker we can to help fix this terrible situation," said Weinstein, who is probably funding the director's next project.

A petition has even been signed by filmmakers and actors including Monica Bellucci and Fanny Ardant urging authories to release Polanski.

It has also been said that French President Sarkozy is following the case "with great attention".

Legal representatives for the director are set to challenge the arrest and any attempts to bring him to the United States.

Samantha Geimer, the victim of the case, has asked for the charges to be dropped as she has sued Polanski and reached an undisclosed settlement.

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176 comments to “Public Outcry Urging Roman Polanski's Release”

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  1. 1

    Does anyone even care that he raped a 13 year old girl! this guy needs to pay no matter how long ago it was or if the girl has forgiven him..Jeez the attitude of some of these people is appalling.

  2. 2

    Circus is in town.

  3. 3

    wow, this is soooo going on my fucking nerves. first, i think it's good they finally caught him. no rapist should be able to flee from justice, just cause he's famous. second: you can let him go now. the victim forgave him, you made your point clear. third: dumb swiss "celebrities" are all moaning and crying here to get some spotlight on themselves. sheesh!!!

  4. 4

    Roman Polanski drugged & raped a 13 year old, so how can people be asking for his release? That's insane, pedoman belongs in prison where hopefully he will become some big ass black mans bitch & get ass raped every night.

  5. 5

    ""French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner called the arrest of the director a "bit sinister". ""

    Yes, but of course there was NOTHING sinister in drugging and raping a 13 year old girl now was there?

  6. 6

    I don't think he should get away with it just because he's old now and wealthy. Having sex with a 13-year old girl is wrong. If R. Kelly has to pay for his mistake, so should this one.

  7. 7

    …being a great director or musician or doctor or priest etc., etc., does not excuse your pedophilia. the victim can't forgive him, because she was a young, young girl at the time, and that girl is never getting an apology unless he plans to hop into a time machine…besides they're are no apologies with this type of deviance, no second chances, lock him up….

  8. 8

    This is so messed up. The guy drugged and raped a 13 year old girl period and he has evaded arrest and probably had sex with other minor girls. This story gives me another reason to think the French are crazy though. The guy needs to go to jail period.

  9. 9

    hollywood protecting and rallying for a rapist and pedophile?? wow! i cant fucking believe it! how could all those saints stick up for him? ohhhh yeah because they're all moronic ass-kissing, dick-sucking fuckwads…seems you can get away with just about anything there if you're rich and famous while the common man gets busted for the stupidest shit…go to hell polanski, you RAPIST!

    Love, Carol

  10. 10

    The reason why people back Polanski is that apparently there's been a financial settlement between him and the victim. Nevertheless, that settlement would be brought up to court to diminush the sanction, but the fact that Polanski fled justice would itself add a lot of oil on fire to the case, and the the whole thing might turn out to be about just that: justice wanting to show they have the last word, regardless of settlements done outside the justice system.
    The hypocrisy in this is how the world is ruled by mafia in many places and they also make their own justice, including owning judges.

  11. 11

    Money does not equal justice!!
    Regardless of his high standing in the film makers community, he is not above the law. He did not violently rape the girl, he fed her drugs and champagne. He had sex with a 13 year old girl, a rape because a minor cannot legally give consent, and has fled justice. No exception would be made for a lesser-accomplished rapist.

  12. 12

    This is like when they solve those cold cases. The perpetrator seems to get a lighter sentence for a crime that happened 20 years ago than if it happened recently. It's definitely not fair or just. Throw this scumbag in jail and give him the sentence he deserves. Who cares how long ago it happened!

  13. LCFB says – reply to this


    Well, it was 32 years ago. IT was 1977, we look at things differently. My granmother was pregnant and married at 14 to a man more than twice her age. It's very hard for us to understand retrospectifully, but if the victim has forgiven him, it's only the court business. IT makes one think, what really is justice. What will prison do to a 77 year old male this late in the game. He should not be deported. LEt the man be.

  14. 14

    Guess the Zurich Film Festival people can put that fake lifetime achievement award back on the shelf * wink, nudge*. Roman… you sucker !!! They GOTCHA now perv.

  15. 15

    oh, sure let's just give every oscar winning director a bag of coke and a 13 year old!

  16. 16

    Re: jkebeans
    Rape would imply that he forced himself on her. This was not the first time that they had been together, and her mom was the one who brought her to the party. While I find 13 very young, Angelica Houston ( who was at the party ) has said that she could have easily passed for 25. Lets not forget, that a deal was reached, he plead guilty, then the judge changed the rules at the last min. California is broke, and this is how we choose to use our money? The victim is not a victim by her own admission, so why now after all these years? For those of you stating that this is a case of pedophilia, do your research. Pedophilia is reserved for having sex with someone who is prepubecent. In order for this 13 year old to look 25, I would guess that she had already hit puberty.

  17. 17

    Re: concernedcitizen
    He's not a pedophile.
    A psych evaluation done when he was in a US prison confirmed that he was NOT a pedophile.
    He didn't know the girl was underage.

  18. 18

    Hollywood loves Woody Allen too!

  19. 19

    I find it DISGUSTING that so many *Hollywood* figures are behind him, and believe his arrest is a "terrible situation". Despite the fact the girl has "forgiven him", nor the fact he has dealt w/ tragedies in his life, he MUST be accountable for his actions!! But go figure *Hollywood* would think otherwise! That's part of what's wrong w/ the world today-HOW HOLLYWOOD thinks, acts, behaves, & responds to situations like this.

  20. 20

    Re: missbrunettgirl
    This gives me a reason to think you're racist.
    Many Frenchmen do not want him to be protected from his crime.
    But do not want him to be send back to the crazy Us judiciary system

  21. 21

    He SODOMIZED a 13 year old girl who he drugged!!!! AND ADMITTED IT!!!!! Why does it matter that he's famous?? Those IDIOTS who are supporting him should be ashamed. Un-FUCKING-believable!!! They would care if it was their daughter!

  22. 22

    Times have changed and kid fuckers are revered now, ie. MJ.

  23. 23

    Cut his dick off and feed it to Teddy… woof woof woof

  24. 24

    go to jail you fucking child molester ! Time is irrelevant ! He should have to go to jail !
    Just imagine if it was your daughter…..all you idiot liberals need to consider that.

  25. 25

    It's too bad this is happening b/c now Polanski will be seen as some sort of martyr for a cause. He's a pedophile (or pederast, whichever your preference) and should be punished. However, apparently he has ALREADY been punished which may be what this upcry is about. If he already served his time in jail and has compensated the victim and the victim has moved on, then so should everyone else. In other words, it's a crime, he has paid, time to move on.
    HOWEVER, that's assuming he's not out there raping some other young girl. If he did his time and paid for his crime and is now on the sex offender registry, then how is he different from any other released child sex offender? He's not. Sick as it is. The guy's a disgusting pedo…he admitted it…he actually said "ALL MEN ARE ATTRACTED TO YOUNG UNDERAGE GIRLS". Let that be his sick legacy and not a martyr for "justice".

  26. 26

    Re: Canadiana* – LOL@ the award-thingy, and that's the way it is, babe!

  27. 27

    Re: Big Black Dick – Charges against MJ were dropped b/c they were BASELESS. The DA was gunning after him and found NOTHING. What an idiot you are.

  28. 28

    if this was some joe shmoe off the streets that had been caught after 30 years, the book would be thrown at him. this is totally disgusting that these people think it's ok to let this guy off. he is a child rapist. i don't care if his victim said he forgave him. it's totally disgusting.

  29. 29

    Re: Solveig
    French is a race?

  30. 30

    @ LCFB - "My granmother was pregnant and married at 14 to a man more than twice her age."

    was your grandmother drugged and raped???

  31. 31

    Not that it's any excuse, but the girl's mother pretty much gave her daughter to him to "take pictures." The mother should've been a little more aware of who she was allowing her daughter out with. I mean, she let her 13 year old go with a 30 year old man to take pictures-weird.

  32. 32

    For whatever reason everyone is behind this douche getting off with no punishment!? WTF!? The whole story with this little fucker drives me crazy!!!! He has stayed away from the US all this time and still wins Oscars and shit! American actors actually go out of the country to work with this man! I don't get it!!! This all should have been handled years ago… WHY is it OK for HIM to be a pedophile????? What is wrong with Hollywood????

  33. 33

    HE RAPED A 13 YEAR OLD. Who cares how long ago???
    This story actually makes me ashamed of being French (France provided asylum to this guys for YEARS).

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  35. 35

    Child rapist.

  36. 36

    More Hollywood justice coming your way!

    Any other person would have been thrown UNDER the jail long ago….

  37. 37

    Re: Kate Gosselin!!!COLON!!! Breeder. – Yeah, that's why he payed 10 mil to the first kid to shut him up asshole.

  38. 38

    Roman Polanski made some exellent films while he was in exile. But, that doesn't mean he's a saint. He drugged this 13-year-old girl and SODOMIZED her. He should have to serve time. So he's rich and could escape to a country that protected him for over 30 years. He's elderly now, having lived a life to the full. It all seems too-little-too-late. He should be held accountable for his actions, and shame on France for harboring criminals on the lam.

  39. 39

    Thank goodness there was no real baby on set for the filming of Rosemary's baby

  40. 40

    You guys are such idiots. You're picturing this guy kidnapping this girl and sodomizing her and leaving her to die. Not knowing that she willingly went over to this house to take pictures and took her clothes off … and that she was trying to be an actress…and that this was at the HEIGHT of his career…so those of you saying that he is being defended is because he is WEALTHY need to STFU — he was probably WEALTHIER then… and on top of that … you don't know that the judge himself did not SENTENCE him to jail… he sentenced him to a period in a mental instituion… that he SERVED — but when the judge saw pictures of him laughing and drinking with women during this period… he flipped… you probably also don't know that the judge loved attention and being in the media…so when backlash began that he did not sentence Polanski to a longer sentence… he backtracked and wanted him back in court… that's when Polanski fled.

  41. 41

    He was convicted of raping a 13 year old. He flad justice. He belongs in jail.

  42. 42

    What is it with government leaders….if you are their drinking buddy you can have sex with children. He admitted to sex with a 13 year old. Its not like she was just a few month shy of adulthood…she was a mere child. He needs to spend some time in jail to think about it!

  43. 43

    Oh c'mon, Hollywood can survive without that man. Let him go to jail, it's what he deserves anyway. Absoloutly unforgivable what he did to that girl

  44. 44

    Perez, i love you but your not giving ALL the facts such as;
    the girl and her MOTHER told polanski that she was 18
    she was a wannabe actress
    this is why people want him free its a know fact that he was set-up at Jack Nicolsons house by this slutty whored girl and her money sucking prostitute of a mother
    he deserves to be free he has a wife and kids
    leave him alone!

  45. 45

    I agree with jkebeans! Although the girl hasn't foregiven him, she was paid off. I have little doubt but that the financial settlement included her support in the criminal case. He needs jailtime!

  46. 46

    he needs to serve the time that he never served. the fact that influential big-name people are rallying for his release is despicable and sad.

  47. 47

    just because he's won an oscar doesn't mean he shouldn't be punished for taking advantage of a thirteen-year-old girl.

  48. 48

    Its really heartwarming to see that Harvey Weinstein and Monica Bellucci are so pro pedophile. Pedophiles are given such a bad rap. Isn't drugging and raping children protected by our Constitutional right to "the pursuit of happiness"?

    Anyway, I hope when he is in jail, Roman is just raped and not drugged prior to the rape. He needs to be wide awake and suffering. THAT FUCKING OSCAR ISN'T GONNA SAVE YOU FROM PRISON JUSTICE YOU SACK OF SHIT.

  49. 49

    Re: Frag The Paps – You said "Rape would imply that he forced himself on her.
    No, Rape would imply that she was unable to give consent. A 13 year old girl, who had also been given drugs and alcohol can in no way give consent.
    You also said "California is broke, and this is how we choose to use our money? "
    What money? The Swiss arrested him based upon an old alert put out by the state. But just to show you how ridiculous your line of thinking is…..ok, so Ca. is broke, are you saying that no crimes should be prosecuted? That all prisoners should be released? etc… Give it a rest. Celebs have always thought they could get away with anything. That is why Hollywood ralllies around this guy. Celebs don't think that drugging and raping a 13 year old is wrong, because they live in a world where nothing they do is wrong.

  50. 50

    Re: Solveig – Pot - Kettle. You call Miss Brunette Girl racist and in the next sentence slam the US judicial system? I think you need to rethink your own racist views.

  51. 51

    This effer can rot in jail for all I care. This isn't France. He knew the rule and he did it anyway. I don't care what he girl says now. A 13-yr-old cannot give consent. In 1977 the age of consent was 18. He gave her alcohol and drugs.

    Europeans don't acknowledge rape and a 13-yr-old is fair game for them. They're loose moraled people.

  52. 52

    Age of the girl aside, he still RAPED a female. He purposefully gave a female alcohol and drugs so that she would be incapacitated and he could take advantage of her. So, for all you people who are wiggling around the little details of her age and whether or not that constitutes rape and whether or not she "asked for it" by "looking 25" or "saying she was 18," nothing excuses a man drugging a woman or girl and taking advantage of her sexually. NOTHING.

  53. 53

    Actors are such great people! What kind of a retard would sign their name to a petition begging for the release of someone who not only drugged and raped a child, but then fled the country. Yeah, that sends a great message to the world!

  54. 54

    free roman!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. 55

    This is bullshit! Last week everyone was on Kanye ass about interrupting a fucking lame ass award show but Hollywood is on the side of a rapist. This is way I can't stand the people in Hollywood. SO FUCKING RACIST AND STUPID!!

  56. 56

    The man drugged, R A P E D and S O D O M I Z E D a T H I R T E E N Y E A R G I R L ! ! ! Nothing you can do in your life can erase such a depraved and disgusting action. What's worse, there are government officials, and others of influence who are SUPPORTING this RAPIST. To hell with the Bernard Koucher, Nicholas Sarkozy, HARVEY WEINSTEIN, Monica Bellucci, Fanny Ardant, and anyone else who supports rape!

  57. 57

    Why are you acting so put off and offended? The woman ADMITS she gave consent, she is desperate to DROP the charges as she does NOT to deal with this again after 30 some odd years, and the man is 76 years old. He did not drug her against her will and her own MOTHER was there when it happened. Yes it was a stupid thing to do but come on! Let it go! The Swiss should be ashamed. He has been in that country tons of times since then and they never bothered him once. I feel sorry for him.

  58. 58

    Re: illonia – All you've done is summarized the HBO documentary. It doesn't change the fact–he gave alcohol and drugs to a 13-yr-old girl and then have sex with her. Was the girl's mother irresponsible–sure, but it doesn't change the fact.

  59. 59

    It is funny that Poland is asking for him to be released, when they just passed a law for forced chemical castration for pedophiles. All pedophiles are sick and need to be put out of their misery regardless of who they are and how much money they have. Polanski is no better than anyone else that preys on a the innocence of a young child. My question is - if he did it once who is to say he has not done it more in his 70 years and has just not been caught. He is sick.

  60. 60

    This is disgusting. Read the transcripts posted at Smoking Gun. He drugged and sodomized a 13-year-old girl. No one should be standing up for him. NO ONE.

  61. 61

    Re: SWEETPIECE!Re: SpindocRe: Canadiana*Re: Big Black Dick
    mornin peepz…
    I hear he gave her a LUDE…aka Qualude…
    I didn't know he punched her backdoor in..
    FOR DAT..
    ONLY reazon Y
    other countreez want 2/let him go….

  62. 62

    I guess raping a teenage girl is no big deal. It doesnt matter how long ago he committed this CRIME, he needs to pay for it.

  63. 63

    Whether he knew she was underage or not, he still RAPED her.

  64. 64

    Hollywoodtown is unbelievable, isn't it? What kind of a world do they live in where it's ok to rape children??? Idiots, all of them. I hope this guy gets reamed in jail. What an ass. All of you morons calling for his release should be thrown in jail for obstructing justice. Who cares if she forgave him? She forgave him because she's now rich from their private settlement - duh. Lock the fucker up and throw away the key. Justice is justice, no matter how long it takes to happen.

  65. 65

    Uhm just wtf have the people been doing. He was on the run for over 30 years. It's not like he was living on the moon, he could've been arrested anywhere. Why wait so long?

    And how the hell did he keep on making movies even after being wanted?? I mean wtf.

  66. 66

    Perez, it's Polanski not Polanksi.

  67. 67

    Crazy, just shows how bias media and Hollywood can be! If this guy is guilty then he should be treated just like anyone else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. 68

    I know this is really silly and self-absorbed–but for a second there I thought I caused the whole thing. I thought the authorities found an on-line serial I was writing. It involved an older director and a much younger woman. The case was a lot similar to Polanski. But then I thought that was stupid. There's no way the police could've read it. I can't even offer an opinion on Polanski. In a case like this, you're damned if you do–and damned if you don't.

  69. 69

    He had sex with a 13 year old, yes. She has publicly forgiven him and admitted to drug and alcohol use along with sexual partners BEFORE him. Was it wrong, of course. But the ignorance with most of the comments is that Hollywood celebs probably aren't supporting him just b/c he's hollywood. If you knew anything about history, you would know that his pregnant wife Sharon Tate was brutally murder along with friends in their house; prior to this incident. Get your facts kids before you comment.

  70. 70

    he is a director?so fucking what?he should pay for what he did.

  71. 71

    Re: LCFB – ARE YOU FUCKEN RETARDED? THE MAN SHOULD GO TO PRISON. This is a case for criminal court since it was a felony case. The settlement had to do with civil case..These are two different things. .the man raped a 13 year old girl!…rape is rape and no matter how old the dude is he should have to pay. What kind of message are we sending out to the public? Even if you abuse a child in the worst way as long as you run and stay hidden long enough you can get away with it?? man anybody that says that douche bag should go free rethink it and wonder if you would be so forgiving if it was your little sister or child who was raped and the monster who did it is being treated as if hes a fucken victim.

  72. 72

    Re: Solveig – bullshit. the kid was there under the pretense of a photo-shoot. houston pulled polanski aside and reamed him out, telling him the girl was underage. she supposedly had it out with JK over the same thing. asshole drugged and raped a thirteen year old. that is pedophilia. if you want to slap some lipstick on that pig and try to make it purty, go ahead, but you're not fooling anyone, except yourself…

  73. 73

    Right, he is a regluar God now. ITS RAPE for crying out loud! Fuck him!

  74. pomme says – reply to this


    Re: LCFB – sex with a 13 years old teen is bad,immoral and illegal!

  75. 75

    Re: puddy13 – …as if you're the only one who knew about the manson murders…since when does having your pregant wife murdered by crazed hippies give you the green light to drug and sodomize thirteen year olds? you would think having had something like that happen to him, he might walk away a more compassionate human being with some greater sense of the suffering of others…but noooooooo…..

  76. 76

    The news says that the judge was going to let him off with time served, but he fled the country because he was afraid the judge would change his mind… regardless, we need to send a message that there is a penalty for fleeing before officially being let off. Send him to jail for a couple weeks and then move on…. time does not excuse bad behavior. If he had killed, people would be all over puting him in jail. How sad that we have reduced the rape of a 13 year old to not even being worthy of punishment because he is famous.

  77. 77

    … Let him rot in prison.

  78. 78

    Pedophile! Shouldn't be treated differently because he's a film director. To those who support him, ask yourselves this, what if it was your 13-year-old daughter that he raped?

  79. 79

    Monica and Fanny are 2 of the prettiest and hawtest women on the planet. Having said that, if what Roman did was frivolous, why was he deliberately hiding for 30 years? He knew he did something wrong. Polanski's sexual inclinations have always been well known. When Sharon Tate was pregnant with his child, before she was butchered by Manson's gang, Polanski had sex with as many girls as he could which really hurt Sharon. The man is a sick perv who doesn't acknowledge boundaries.

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  82. jham says – reply to this


    so . . . because he's a good filmmaker he should be able to drug and rape and 13 year old girl? WOW . . .

  83. 83

    I wonder if that ass that Polanski raped was the ass of one of those over-priviledged celebrity brats , would they be so cool about it ?
    It's repulsive that someone would ignore the fact that he raped a child just because he is a charismatic artist. Society has lost its moral reflex and that is extremely dangerous.
    I don't know if the victim forgave him or she just wants to move on with her life and doesn't want to relive the situation.
    Shame on the French but then again what to expect from a nation who didn't even resist the nazis !!!

  84. 84

    JAIL HIM. Who cares if a few flamboyant french men and some actors are okay with releasing him? You do the crime you do the time. period. This guy makes me sick anyways.

  85. 85

    Re: Big Black Dick – I don't think you UNDERSTAND. Charges against MJ were dropped b/c they were baseless. I understand that your big black dick is bigger than your tiny little brain but you need to start thinking with it anyway. If MJ or his insurance company or his mother want to pay $10 million to the child, to his parents, or to Jesus Christ, that is THEIR BUSINESS. Again, charges against MJ were dropped b/c they were baseless. Moron.

  86. 86

    It is illegal to fuck children in California, no matter how rich you are. Throw his ass in the can. General population at Pelican Bay should do. The higher life forms there could coach him on etiquette.

  87. 87

    ugh. it makes me so angry that people would defend him on the basis that there was a cash settlement or that time has elapsed.
    that is messed up. no amount of money can ever take the place of justice and it is a terrible example to set for all of american society.


    being rich does not make you above the law or grant license to act in a disgusting manner. this is the type of horrible double standard that degrades north american society.

  88. 88

    Lock him up and throw away the key. Maybe it is OK in Europe to rape little girls but we are a bit more sophisticated in the US. And for all those European stars that nobody ever heard of who are protesting…nobody knows you or cares about you in the US.

  89. 89

    Re: Frag The Paps – Thank you for your comment; most people don't realize (or fail to do their homework) that the "victim's" mother WAS present during the "rape". She was hoping to get her 13 year old daughter into the entertainment biz. Not exactly mother of the years, right? Perhaps it is SHE who shoudl have been prosecuted for felony child endangerment! On the other hand, Roman Polanski had been married to Sharon Tate, who as we all know, was brutally murdered by the Manson Family in August 1969……while 8 months pregnant with her's and Polanski's first child. He had issues of his own…….which doesn't justify rape……but what happened with the 13 year old was NOT rape. Polanski is also a Holocaust survivor…….most, if not all of his family was murdered. Roman Polanski…..no matter what your opinion……HAS suffered throughout his life. So f@ck you ignorant haters who have no clue about this man!

  90. 90

    Re: JStadelli – He directed "The Pianist", you moron!

  91. 91

    If you don’t know the case history, the Roman Polanski thing wasn’t a simple case of “she said she was nineteen”. He “discovered” this young girl. Decided he liked her, and convinced her mother to let her come over (unaccompanied) to Jack Nicholson’s house for a “photo shoot”, offering to put her in a movie. He consistently hit on her, pressured her to get more and more suggestive in her photos for the shoot, provided the 13-year-old with alcohol, and eventually, when she rebuffed his sexual advances, he gave the child drugs, which caused her to lose consciousness. At which point he fucked her unconscious body. The statutory rape charge was the result of the plea deal.

  92. 92

    What is wrong with these people?! "Not only a grotesque farce of justice, but also an immense cultural scandal"???!!!

    If only he was referring back to 1977?! What a disgusting comment!

    As if that would not be sick enough, Polanski did not "MERELY" rape a 13 year old girl, HE DRUGGED, RAPED AND SODOMIZED her!!!

    The only reason this poor woman is asking for the charges to be dropped is because she just wants to move on with her life- which is completely understandable. But that does mean he should not have to do his time, regardless of whether or not he had to give her any money! No amount of money would be enough. And I guarantee, however much, she did not get enough. Period. He took that little girl's dignity and youth; he took her life from her.

    Justice (by our law) should be served. What is wrong with these people that they believe that because a few years have gone by, he is absolved of the law. HE IS A FUGITIVE! So if I murdered someone back in 1977, somehow it would not matter anymore because it was 1977?! I could never bring that person back- and that girl is not getting her innocence back. How humiliating for her- no wonder she wants it to end! Who would want the world to keep remembering you this way.

  93. 93

    His mother dying in Auschwitz was indeed a tragedy, as was the death of Sharon Tate, but these things in no way excuse his actions. Lots of people lost family in the Holocaust, how many went on to rape a kid? Stop trying to find excuses beyond the fact that he was a wealthy lothario who was used to getting what he wanted when he wanted it. I spent six years watching my father slowly die of a terrible illness called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. I watched over the course of that time as the man who built my house was reduced to asking for help to go to the bathroom. I handled the grief upon his death in good ways and bad ways. But you know how I didn’t deal with it? By raping kids.

  94. 94

    As mentioned early he pled out to a lesser charge. His actions were calculated. He invited a child over to his friend’s house under false pretenses so that he could take advantage of her, when he realized she wasn’t going to go willingly, he drugged her and violated her while she was unconscious. The judge went back on his word? Who gives a shit? He never should have gotten a plea deal in the first place. And he wouldn't have if LA weren't the morally ambiguous wasteland where anyone who's been on a reality show can drive drunk and spend less time in jail than the "scared straight" kids do during the tour.

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    As for the girl wanting to drop it. This is not a simple case of it not meaning anything to her. This is an attempt to get any semblance of a life back. Because when that piece of shit skipped out on the charges he sentenced that poor girl to 30 years of being “that girl Roman Polanski raped”. Every time he made a film, every cameo appearance, every film festival he showed to, there was a discussion of the fact that he couldn’t go back to the states. Why? Because of the time he raped that girl. She couldn’t escape it for 30 years. Of course she wants to let it go, she deserves to move on with her life, but that doesn’t make it remotely just.

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    And Madonna should be in jail for willful corruption of youth throughout the world! ;D

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    let him rot in jail like any other rapist would, while millions of men have been in jail when they were falsely accused and innocent of committing crimes this moron has been living the high life for 30+ years….no sane woman would or should defend him, i kno i dont…

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    Idiot. Nobody (except these Hollywood losers who want him freed) believes this horsecrap about him not knowing the 13 year old wasn't an adult. It was a 13 year old!

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    Re: pissedmiss – ditto and true. why isn't any of steven parent or jay sebring's immediate family under investigation for drugging and sodomizing children? tragedy doesn't make good people do bad things. it has, sadly, been used as an excuse for bad people to do horrific things. don't blame pedophilic behavior on a dysfunctional childhood or tragic history. if there was a link, the majority of us would be pedophiles, and were simply not…

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    Just because this guy is famous does not make him above the law, and NO ONE should EVER get away with drugging a raping a child. I hope he gets ass raped in his prison cell. And the way the French or sticking up for this vile human is just further proof in my mind that France is a country that ought to be nuked.

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