“Roman Polanski apologizes to his rape victim with a documentary” Links

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  1. katielouisiana says:

    Jodie Foster-you are a huge disappointment to me. That is all.

  2. Rhiley says:

    I think Clinton and Stacy need to get hold of Kevin Federline for a very special edition of What Not to Wear. He would be the perfect “celebrity” guest for that show.

  3. fabgrrl says:

    Wha, wha? He apologized? I never thought that would happen. But I’m sure this is some sort of legal thing his lawyers set up to avoid prison.

  4. Leticia says:

    I will never forgive the moronic celebrities who defended Polanski! Celebrities operate on such a double standard. They would never defend a Nascar driver convicted of rape, but they defend Polanski cause he made a few great movies. bunch of hypocrites.

  5. Jaded says:

    No matter how many really good movies Polanski makes, no matter how many stars publicly support him, no matter how many people think that forcibly having sex with a 13 year-old who was plied with alcohol and barbiturates isn’t rape or isn’t a big deal or is OK because it was the 70s, his apology is an utter cop-out. You can’t blame the press for being half the problem. The government should still bring him back to the US simply because he ran away after committing a vile crime before he was allowed to.

  6. Empoisonneuse says:

    What about his victim? Is she a moron who thinks that “forcibly having sex with a 13 year-old who was plied with alcohol and barbiturates isn’t rape”? Or did she forgive him because his movies are good?

  7. Toot says:

    His victim probably wants to move past the horrible crime that happened to her, but Roman needs to have some kind of punishment for the sick crime he committed.

  8. ViktoryGin says:

    An apology is absolutely vapid, considering that has spent the last thirty years evading the authorities and has done everything within his power to absolve himself of his sins without facing legitimate consequences.
    If your ass really wants to apologize, turn yourself in.

    Never gonna happen.

  9. JulieM says:

    I, too, am totally amazed when I hear Hollywood types defend him because he’s talented. It turns my stomach. He can apologize all day to this now grown woman, but he needs to settle the case with the State and the people of California. This was a criminal proceeding, not a civil one.

  10. islandwalker says:

    I don’t understand how people always say “the victim forgave him” so move along. Victims often forgive simply to try close that chapter, it’s more about forgiving themselves. It’s still a crime and a brutal one at that. I am a survivor and I can’t fathom having my rape brought up year after year as talk show fodder and watercooler gossip. Of course she wants the whole thing in the past but he still has not paid for his violence. Will never watch any film from any of his supporters. He makes me sick.

  11. Crystalline says:

    He can go die in a pit for all I care, that is possibly the worst apology I have ever seen. And the same goes for those celebrities who think he is a great mind and “innocent”. Seems none of them are aware he already pled guilty. May France or Poland one day pull their heads out of their bums and honor the extradition agreement they have with the US before this sick man dies. He deserves to suffer and he should be punished for leaving the country after that horrible act.

    As for the victim forgiving him, that is her choice. Forgiveness may have helped her move on. I still don’t think her wish for the case to be dropped now should be honored. She no longer has a say–it went to court, he pled guilty. If she wants to request leniency in sentencing, that is one thing, but he should not be allowed to walk free after so blatantly violating the law.

  12. Kim says:

    Apology? Plleeaassee!

    Blaming the media? What a cop out of an apology. He is PATHETIC!

    He is only apologizing because he wants to come back to America. Come on back Roman & serve your time like a truly sorry man would!

  13. Kim says:

    katelouisianna – i agree. I just lost all respect for Jodie.

    If we were talking about a man who took full responsibility & served his time decades ago when sentenced it would be a different story. This man is not sorry or he would have served his time and not fled like the coward he is!

  14. Katie says:

    What a disgusting man.
    He raped a 13 years old!!

  15. snappy81 says:

    Random comment: Roman Polanski was a crappy husband to Sharon Tate, and I can’t get past that either.

  16. My broken english says:

    How do I express my opinion without being call… bad things.
    I think he got away with it because he’s part of an important group in Hollywood that supports its members, doesn’t matter what is the acusation against them or if it’s true or false.
    I don’t even have to write it.

  17. TaylorB says:

    He is a pig. And the people who support his actions make me ill.

    I bet a dollar to a donut that if you trolled the current prison system you would have no trouble finding some person (who couldn’t afford to flee to some Swiss chalet and have teams of lawyers) who drugged and raped a 13 year old and is in there for life (right where they belong in most cases), and until I see Jodi Foster et al running to their defense as well, all of those Polanski apologists can kiss my butt.

  18. Ally says:

    He’s a disgusting disgrace. It’s amazing that being a rich artist means you can commit a crime like this, evade justice, and then still be received in ‘élite’ society and be treated with deference by journalists.

    The whitewashing of Michael Jackson’s proclivities after his death also fits into this framework.

    I never would have thought we’d get to this low a point as a society.

  19. Julia says:

    He makes me vomit, just like his supporters.

  20. Jackson says:

    On a different note…..those Doritos flavors are crazy! The only one I’ve ever seen is the Cheeseburger variety. I love that the turkey-flavored ones are shaped like Christmas trees. I can only assume it’s a holiday flavor?? Crazy.

  21. only1shmoo says:

    Is Polanski F—ING serious??? I can just imagine what the epilogue of this documentary will sound like – “I’m sorry I roofied your drink and then violated you in the @$$ when you were still a kid; please accept my sincere, artistic apology.”

    What a vile P.O.S., I have no respect for any of the actors who have stood by him. This is a God damned joke!

  22. Incredulous says:

    Roman Polanski apologizes to person he raped through the press, links press to rape as well.

    That’s not an apology. That said, it will be interesting to see if any and all articles about him in the future contain the phrase “Roman Polanski, admitted child rapist”.

  23. Empoisonneuse says:

    Right, rape victims often forgive just to move on. It’s that simple. Especially when the rapist flew away.
    Rape victims are often satisfied with the kind of plea bargain that Polanski accepted (90 days of psych. evaluation).
    Rape victims always state that “he did something really gross to me, but it was the media that ruined my life”, but maybe she can’t blame the press for being half the problem either.
    Don’t get me wrong having sex (forcibly or not) with a 13 years old girl is WRONG. He should have paid for that. He seemed to agree with that when he pleaded guilty for that.
    I don’t know for sure why he flew away. Nobody knows but him.

  24. Circe says:

    The man finally apologises and still you lot accuse him of double standards? Sheesh. He could turn himself into prison and voluntarily castrate himself and you still wouldn’t think it was enough.

    The victim’s forgiven him, so for fuck’s sake cut it out already.

  25. snappy81 says:

    Back in the day when Roman was charged in this case (’77 or ’78), he apparently pled with the understanding that he would not have to serve jail time. The judge on the case at some point changed his mind and was going to send Roman to jail, which is why Roman fled.

  26. the original bellaluna says:

    Of course Brooke Mueller looks high again! She’s back with Charlie!

    Personally, I like the Toasted Corn or Taco flavoured Doritos.

  27. Jen D says:

    I started to write a post focussing on his victim, but I get the strong impression that she just wants to be left the hell alone.

    The fact is, he committed a crime. A disgusting one at that. He got away with it because he is a man of privilege. He didn’t commit a crime because he was poor, desperate, or mentally ill. He victimized a child and refused to be held accountable for it. He used his considerable power to ensure that he would stay out of prison. He benefits from the fact that he has managed to stay out of jail for three decades so that Hollywood (with it’s collective memory of a goldfish) can move on and focus on his films instead. Personally, I don’t like living in a world where people of privilege get away with what he did. And there is absolutely no doubt that he did rape a thirteen year old.

  28. Seal Team 6 says:

    The child rape victim was given a monetary settlement a few years ago, and it appears part of the settlement was that she would say she forgave him.

    However, legally, this is moot. The victim didn’t sue him, the State did, and her forgiveness means little.

    I have been shocked at the people who have publicly stood by him. Jodie Foster should have to give back her Academy Award for “The Accused.”

    The child repeatedly told him “No!” and asked to go home. He drugged her with downers and alcohol, then sodomized her. Since it WAS the 70;s, he was given a slap on the wrist, and fled from that.

    Imagine if this happened now? The man would be given a zillion years in prison, and his career and reputation would be ruined.

    And, neither Sharon Tate’s murder nor the Holocaust turned him into a child rapist.

  29. Anonymous says:

    At Circe re:
    “The man finally apologises and still you lot accuse him of double standards? Sheesh. He could turn himself into prison and voluntarily castrate himself and you still wouldn’t think it was enough.

    The victim’s forgiven him, so for fuck’s sake cut it out already.”

    I think you answered your own question here, by a) using the word “finally” when referring to his apology, and b) offering up his turning himself in as an alternative.
    You are wrong, though, in thinking that it wouldn’t be enough if he turned himself in. That’s just the kind of stuff Polanski probably tells himself to help with sleeping through the night.
    Clearly, if he HAD been a man and not fled the authorities, owned up to his crime, or, like you suggested, later turned himself in, it WOULD be enough. All people want is for him to pay for the crime that he committed.
    His “apology” is just a slap in the face of anyone with any kind of respect for the U.S. justice system (or that of many other countries, for that matter).
    What if I committed a crime against you, fled to avoid any punishment for it, and then, many decades later, deigned to offer up a half apology for it? Would that satisfy you? Would that satisfy the standards of justice and fairness we all [should] abide by?
    Please.

  30. Seal Team 6 says:

    @Circe

    “We lot? Meaning people who think child rapists should serve their time, not be lauded? I’m very proud to be one of “We lot.”

    And, I’ll believe his remorse when this fugitive from justice sex offender turns himself in at LAX to serve his time. His faux apology rings mighty thin.

    So says one of “We Lot.”

  31. Cheyenne says:

    I don’t think anybody is “supporting” this guy. He took advantage of a child. Whether or not she was willing is immaterial. At the age of 13 she can’t consent. And he knew that. What he committed was statutory rape, pure and simple.

    However — and this is a big however — she is now an adult and she does not want him prosecuted. And since she was the victim, I believe her wishes should count for something. She may be mistaken, but it is her call. It happened to her, not to us.

  32. PleaseICU says:

    No, he did not commit just “pure and simple” statutory rape. What he did was also very much an act of violence. He drugged her, plied her with alcohol, ignored her pleas to go home and forcibly raped her.

  33. Ruffian9 says:

    “He could turn himself into prison and voluntarily castrate himself and you still wouldn’t think it was enough.”

    Well…it would be a start. Far far too late at this point though.

    “..for fuck’s sake cut it out already”

    ‘Cut out’ hating on a child rapist?

    I DON’T FU**ING THINK SO.

  34. Cheyenne says:

    @PleaseICU: I’d love to see him go to jail. But since she’s the victim, I think it should be her call.

  35. dragonlady sakura says:

    Oops, my bad, sorry for raping you, isn’t gonna cut it. He’s disgusting and anyone who gives him a pass is just as sick.

  36. Jen D says:

    What’s upsetting about this whole thing is that if it had been properly handled all those years ago we wouldn’t be dealing with the complicated ethics of the situation. I know the victim has said she wants to put this behind her, but if he had gone to jail years ago she wouldn’t have to. I also believe that we can’t set precedents where rich people get away with this kind of thing simply because they have access to more resources.

  37. Violet says:

    Shame on Jodie Foster and the other celebrities that support this monster. It makes me ill to think of how many young girls he’s drugged and raped over the years, all of whom too scared to come forward after the way the media and the legal system put that poor 13-year-old through the wringer for nothing, because justice was never served.

    Roman Polanski is a pedophile and should’ve been incarcerated decades ago. Preferably in his native country of Poland, where they castrate child molesters.

  38. Dottie says:

    It doesn’t matter if the victim forgave him. That is why we have a judicial system – so that citizens don’t have to take the law into their own hands. Scary that citizens don’t seem to know that.

    And of course taking that position was part of her settlement. Lawyers of rich wrongdoers are always plying the less powerful with non-disclosure contracts. But here are some rights you can’t buy away.

  39. T.C. says:

    He not only drugged and raped a 13-year old girl, after he was done he turned her over and stuck his peen into her a@@ so he could get off well and good. He cared nothing about this girl and thought she was a nobody so he could do whatever he wanted with her and get away with it. Stick his peen in any part of her body he felt like.

    The victim went to civil court about 15 years ago and won. Guess what? He refused to pay up. She had to go back and have the court force him to pay up. He’s not sorry, he still doesn’t think he did anything wrong. He is treated like a rockstar who is above the law.

    In our system, when you commit a hideous crime you pay the time. A victim can forgive you (it’s the Christian thing to do) but that doesn’t let you off the hook from the law. Laws are set up to protect the rest of society from criminals. Men who rape children do not stop at one. Polanski has spent the last 30 years living it up in Paris. Hooking up with a 15 year old girl (at age 43) and later getting married, having children and being treated like a King. I want everyone from the President of France to Jodie Foster who have been defending him to go and defend a plumber who drugs, rapes, and sodomizes a child.

  40. JulieM says:

    Once and for all, what the victim wants is IMMATERIAL. This was a criminal proceeding, not a civil one. This case was the PEOPLE of California vs. Polanski, NOT the victim vs. Polanski. Polanski already pleaded guilty, he ran before he could serve his jail time. What is so difficult to understand about this?

    If the judge wants to take the victim’s wishes into account for sentencing; he/she can do so. But the victim does not get to decide whether the process continues. Geez!

    If Polanski hadn’t run, he would have served his time, all this would be over and he could now move freely in and out of the US. He has only himself to blame.

  41. mzjask says:

    totally gross ass old man with his back handed apology. for shame.

    and that toddlers & tiara’s parody i found to be actually pretty funny. i want to see more of ashley tisdale, she seems like a sweetie! :)
    oh, and i’ve always loved Leah!!

  42. Kelly says:

    He should be sitting in a prison cell. Seriously Jodie Foster, why get pictured with that scum?

  43. Seal Team 6 says:

    @JulieM

    You made the legal point better than I did upthread. The crime is against the People/State, not just one person.

  44. snappy81 says:

    Thank you, JulieM. :)

  45. JaneWonderfalls says:

    How sweet of him:-) I know that it must have been really hard for this poor talented rapist to do it…Yeah right, Hollywood liberals defend a rapist. The reason why courts did nothing 33 years ago was the family of this young girl did not want their child to endure more pain than she already encountered. I’m a liberal but right is right and wrong is wrong. It makes me so upset to say liberal because so many idiots, like Jodie Foster and Susan Surrandon and others defend this monster. A crime is a crime no matter if it’s 3 hours ago or 33 years ago. He should be punished.

  46. Victoria says:

    He and Woody Allen, and the support of this loser is exactly why I stopped supporting the bulk of Hollywood with money. If that had been a poor man who raped a rich girl, they’d be singing a different tune.

  47. bettyrose says:

    I don’t know much about his films, just his crime, but the few films of his that I have been exposed to portray violence against women: Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby . . . am I missing something about this “great” artist that makes female celebrities defend him?

  48. Bad Fairy says:

    Jodie Foster used to be my idol. So I guess its ok to abuse the little people if your talented right Jodie? Bet if that were her Gddam child she wouldn’t be so ok with it. He’s a vile disgusting pig and I boycott them both and anyone else arrogant enough to defend this swine.

  49. Runs with Scissors says:

    JulieM and TC – Thank you, you rock. Perfectly put.

  50. hmmm says:

    @Circe

    Jodi, is that you?

  51. K-Burrrd says:

    “It’s important to take the high road for the kid’s sake.”

    ~Anonymous

  52. Vibius says:

    If this is an apology than Im Brad Pitt. He tries to half apologize at most. He can blame the press all he wants, but the fact is – without his rape they would have never known who she was.

  53. Sweepea says:

    Utterly despicable.

  54. Pix says:

    This man is disgusting and I have zero respect for anyone who comes to his defense or shrugs their shoulders at his crime. I think there should be a petition that celebs sign vowing to never work with this pedophile.

  55. Nancy says:

    He is gross and disgusting….and that DIDN’T start in the ’70′s. He was married to the beautiful Sharon Tate (best known as “victim of the Manson family”) from 1968 til her murder in Aug. 1969. Known as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the ’60′s, he still continuously cheated on her & caused her extreme emotional abuse. In her last months, while pregnant with his baby, he called her a “fat pig” and said she had become “more insecure than ever”. The night she and their friends were being slaughtered at her and Roman’s house, he was banging an airline stewardess that he had picked up at the Playboy Club in London. Several days later he sold rights to “Life” Magazine to take pictures inside the house of the blood stained carpet where Sharon’s body was found & the door where the killers left cryptic messages written with her blood. Once a disgusting scumbag, always a disgusting scumbag. The lovely Sharon Tate has been an angel in heaven for 42 years — guess where he’s going when he dies??

  56. Whatever says:

    What is with these celebrities? A little bit of talent and enough money to out run the authorities does not make you a good man. It shows your utter lack of character that you would be associated with this man. PS you are here for the public entertainment,those who made you a star, can make you a pariah. Be careful what rapist you associate yourself with. What gets me about your pic is that Jody doesn’t like Mel Gibson – a man who got drunk and ran off at the mouth and is still paying the price. But a rapist is okay. C’mon!

  57. Str8Shooter says:

    Jodie Foster apparently will align herself with any rotten, evil, nasty people in Hollywood, and stand by them no matter what.

    Who your friends are says a lot about YOU.

  58. Juliesunflower says:

    @ alley: nobody whitewashed Michael Jackson because he WAS INNOCENT!! Rest in peace MJ!!

  59. Carly says:

    Actually Whatever #56, Jodie has been public with her SUPPORT for Mel Gibson.