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Roman Polanksi Held In Switzerland on 32-year-old Statutory Rape Charges

Are You Interested in the Roman Polanski Arrest Drama?

Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled the US 32 years ago to avoid sentencing in a statutory rape trial, was arrested last week in Switzerland on the request of US authorities.

Marina Zenovich, the director of the documentary based on Polanski's case Wanted and Desired, has expressed interest in filming more footage of the current happenings, with Brett Ratner coming on to produce it.

There's simultaneous support and protest for Polanski's release, with much of the support coming from fellow filmmakers. The latest is that victim Samantha Geimer, now 45, wants the case dismissed.

Each day brings new developments to the case, but tell me, are you interested in the Polanski matter?

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gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
why are you two debating back & forth about what this deviant demon did, to me, it's no different than charles manson butchering polanski's wife and friends. he had sex with a child - would you debate it if it were your child :sick:
FrenchCactus FrenchCactus 7 years
If I had a 13 year-old daughter I would care about her so much that I wouldn't let her spend time alone on a photoshoot with a man that has such a wild reputation, whether he be a great photographer or not. The sad thing is that stuff like this is still happening in the modelling industry, but nobody dares to speak about it. :-(
To those who defend him: how would you feel if this was your 13-year old daughter? Would you care, or offer her up? The fact that she was sexually active prior to this ordeal is a moot point. Unfortunately, women (and girls in this case) are crucified in court while their rapist sits there in front of them. So, if someone has their wife and child killed they are excused from criminal prosecution for crimes they commit (and admit to) in the future?
glynislily glynislily 7 years
I just think it's total BS that people defend him. I mean no matter how you put it he had sex with a 13 year old girl who was high on ludes. That is wrong and illegal! A man who survived the holocaust should be man enough to step up and take responsibility for his actions. He would have expected no less from those people who murdered his wife. The law is the law and he broke it and pleaded guilty to a charge of having sex with a 13 year old girl (who cares if she was sexually active or not). He accepted his punishment when he plead guilty now he needs to go through with it.
FrenchCactus FrenchCactus 7 years
Oh, and Samantha Geimer (the victim) told the media a number of times that she wants the case dropped. Both parties have reached a settlement out of court and she got over the affair a long time ago. "Every time this case is brought to the attention of the court, great focus is made of me, my family, my mother and others," Geimer wrote in her affidavit to the court. "That attention is not pleasant to experience and is not worth maintaining over some irrelevant legal nicety, the continuation of the case."
FrenchCactus FrenchCactus 7 years
I read his autobiography in which he details this particular episode of his life. So of course I'm interested in the aftermath that is developing now. Polanski is not a pedophile. He didn't repeatedly have sex with kids. What's more the victim in this case was already sexually active at the time of the incident (she said so during the trial).
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Like, I said, there are different definitions, but the OED just says children.
Papaver Papaver 7 years
PREPUBESCENT children. Which Polanski clearly DOESN'T fit.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Oh, and there are different definitions of pedophile (psychological, legal, etc.), but the dictionary definition is "an adult who is sexually attracted to children," which Polanski clearly fits.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Even in the 70s, a 13-year-old girl was considered too young to give consent.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Unlawful sexual intercourse is just a different way of saying rape. The actual word doesn't have to be there in order for it to be true.
Papaver Papaver 7 years
Show me a link to an interview where he admits to RAPE. In the 70s it was called "unlawfull sexual intercourse with a minor" not "statutory rape" and the word RAPE is nowhere to be found in any court official documents. Ekaterina, please check what "pedophilia" is because otherwise you're bordering on libel.
aphill4 aphill4 7 years There is no excuse for something like this. I would also like to draw attention to the fact that the MOTHER is also just as guilty and I'm appalled she is not facing criminal charges for negligence in the very least.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
Papaver: No, he did admitted to drugging and raping her. He plead guilty to the lesser charge. There's a huge difference. He gave an interview a few years after he fled, where he said every man wanted to sleep with a young girl. The man is a predator and pedophile. He also had a relationship with Natassjia Kinsky when she was 15--he was in his 40s at the time.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Unlawful sexual intercourse with a child is called statutory rape. Key word there? Rape.
Papaver Papaver 7 years
"He admitted to drugging and raping a child" He did not. He admitted to unlawfull sexual intercourse with a minor.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
I'm absolutely disgusted at anyone that has the audacity to try to defend him. He admitted to drugging and raping a child. He plead guilty and for that reason, the statute of limitations will never expire on his crime. He belongs in jail. For both the first crime and for fleeing punishment of it. Anyone that tries to defend this man should be ashamed of themselves.
misriss misriss 7 years
He had sex with a 13 year old. There is no such thing as consensual sex with a 13 year old.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
The only thing i'm interested in is seeing this rapist of children pay for his vile crime.....
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