Is it any wonder that Hollywood is in an uproar that Roman Polanski was held by Swiss authorities when he was on his way to the Zurich Film Festival for a lifetime achievement award??? Of course not! These people don’t live by the same standards that you and I live by! When the rich and famous are found with possession of drugs, or when they’re driving drunk, or better yet, when they do a “hit and run”, or are stopped for shoplifting, or even when some of them kill a spouse, they’re sent to rehab, or community service for so many hours or days and that’s it! Opps! Sorry! Did I mention that they have to sign an autograph for an official before they’re set free?!!! Yep! Imagine that!
So why would the Stars of Hollywood think that anyone would hold Roman Polanski?! I mean, afterall, he just drugged, raped, and sodomized a 13 year-old girl over 30 years ago! Even his former sister-in-law, Debra Tate, said it was consensual sex! Since when is it consensual sex when a 44 year-old man has sex with a 13 year-old who repeatedly tells him she feels sick and wants to go home? Does he listen? No, (according to the court documents which I’ve read) he tells her to come lie down in a darken bedroom and then starts preforming oral sex on her all the while she’s saying “No!” While having intercourse with her, he asks her if she’s on the pill, when she says no, he proceeds to sodomize her so she doesn’t get pregnant!!!
What do you think of him now? Well, there are those like Debra Winger in Hollywood who say he’s lived an exemplary life! Huh? Yeah, for a pedophile! After Polanski admitted to his crime and thought he was going to get a slap on the hand, like most do in Hollywood, he was prepared to walk away with just a 42 day psychiatric evaluation of whether he was sane to stand trial! When he realized those 42 days was not his actual sentence and that he could be facing hard jail time in a prison cell, Polanski up and ran! He up and ran, but that didn’t put a stop to his criminal behavior! Nope, just one year later Polanski had an affair with his 15 year-old star, Natasha (Tess) Kinski. Am I surprised? No, almost all pedophiles have more than one victim and I’m sure there are others!
(I remember being in Paris at the time when there was a little scandal about the affair between Polanski and Kinski, however, there was a much bigger one when she later said he was a much better director than he was a lover! Aie! Aie! Aie! Not good for the European lover image, but that’s the European way of thinking!)
What gets me riled up is the double standard in this affair! (No pun intended!) If Roman Polanski’s name was “Joe Shmoe”, would people be in an uproar protesting that this old crime should be thrown out and forgotten about? I doubt it! Instead, everyone would be saying, “Good! Put that s.o.b. in prison where he belongs and let him pay for his crime!” Well, I say, enough of this double standard for the rich and famous! Let them serve their sentences the same as the rest of us!
Maya Muses: Yes, Polanski is a great director, one of my favorite films is “The Pianist”, but does that exempt him from serving a crime he committed; not to mention the crime for evading justice? I think not!!! Another favorite film of mine is “Annie Hall”, but Woody Allen signing a petition to get Roman Polanski released is like Richard Ramirez (the Night Stalker) using Charles Manson as a character reference! Duh!
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