Monday, March 24, 2003

Roman Polanski's Oscar

I am not so sure, after seeing the testimony of Polanski's 13 year old victim if I am ok with him being rewarded by an American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It is quite explicit, so click the link with discretion. If you were offended by reading Monica Lewinsky's testimony re Bill Clinton, definitely don't read the Grand Jury testimony.

My thinking is that perhaps if he did not flee the country, or perhaps if her served his time appropriately like criminals should do, then it might be acceptable that he has been awarded this great honor. But, raping a 13 year old girl, after giving her qualudes and alcohol, that is indeed criminal, and just because he is a white filmaker does not mean he is above the law.


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