Originally Posted by ckblv
So sorry Mr. Polanski, even though it has been 31 years, you still do not get a free pass and if you dare step foot in this country you WILL be arrested.
Good. California actually did something right for a change. Hoo Rah
He accepted the plea deal, he chose to run from the consequences, so now he has to live with it
If it's true that the judge & prosecutors had some improper communications, then let the State Bar review that. It doesn't change the facts of Mr. Polanski's crimes.
What I think is sad is that the fact that because "The Pianist" is considered such a good movie, many people are more than willing to forget/forgive the act of a sex crime on a child.
On the other hand, President Thomas Jefferson was 44 when he began having sex with Sally Hemings who was 14.
Now, I know that supposedly "times were different" and that Miss Hemings was only a slave girl so her expectations were probably much different, but when she arrived in France, Abigal Adams described her as being very young and insecure for her age. Personally, I've always thought that Jefferson should have either waited (if he really just had to have his white wife's 1/2 sister) or chosen someone else....but I guess that's too much of a thread hi-jack. The reason that I bring up the Jefferson argument is that it was brought up in a debate that I was having with a "The Pianist" fan who thought that if it was okay for Jefferson, it should be okay for Polanski.