Monday, May 17, 2010

More Hollywood Drama

I read this in disbelief on CNN.

Woody Allen raised eyebrows at Cannes over the weekend when he offered words of support for another internationally known filmmaker, Roman Polanski.

“It’s something that happened many years ago," Allen said of Polanski’s sex scandal during an interview with French radio station RTL, according to the L.A. Times. "He has suffered, he has not been allowed to go to the United States. He was embarrassed by the whole thing."

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, but fled to Europe before he was sentenced. He’s now fighting extradition from Switzerland to the United States.

For cryin' out loud. I wouldn't exactly say that Woody Allen carries much credibility in my eyes when it comes to morality and relationships with 'young' women. Maybe it's the 2 glasses of wine speaking (yea, I know, I got distracted working on a hypoparathyroidism presentation...) but methinks no matter how long ago it is, Polanski committed a crime. Never mind the lapse of time, never mind the fame, the money. He should be jailed.


Blogger pavlova said...

i just think that this isn't as simple as it played out to be.
if you want to jail him, perhaps you should consider jailing all those teenage boys out there who are having unlawful sex with underage girls.

he committed a crime in 1977. why now only they extradite him? 30 yrs later? why didn't they do it much earlier than this?

2:12 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

teenagers having sex with each other methinks is morally wrong, but it's a different story when you have have someone authoritative or in a position of influence over you, an ADULT, having sex with a 13-year old girl. much more so when he drugged her with alcohol, and sedatives, AND she told him to stop. that's rape, and I don't even consider that statutary rape. it's just rape, period.
they couldn't touch him earlier because he fled to France before his sentencing in the US. they nailed him only now, when he flew to switzerland to receive an award.
so yea, i think he deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail.

7:48 PM  
Blogger pavlova said...

well i think he was never the same after his wife and unborn child was murdered by Charles Manson and his "family".

you might disagree with this, but i just feel that sometimes one has to look at the person's life in whole before a sentencing or judgment can be passed.
yes he should be held accountable for that crime. as to what degree, that's up to the judge and/or jury.

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