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Polanski: U.S. wants to serve me ‘on a platter’

Director addresses pending rape charges


 

After months of silence, Roman Polanski is speaking out. The Oscar-winning director, who served time 33 years ago for the rape of a 13-year-old girl, has just published a 900-word public treatise: “I Can Remain Silent No Longer.” Writing from Switzerland, where he is currently under house arrest, Polanski blasted American officials for seeking his extradition. He both accused the U.S. of working to “serve me on a platter to the media of the world,” and made pleas to judges to be “treated fairly.” And he lamented the “very large sum of money” he had to pay for his bail, “which I have managed to raise only by mortgaging the apartment that has been my home for 30 years.” Back in 1977, Polanski spent 42 days in a California prison after admitting to unlawful sex. But he fled the country before a final court appearance for sentencing. His case remains open.

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Polanski: U.S. wants to serve me ‘on a platter’

  1. Good Grief! people like this rally get to me. A criminal runs and flees the country and then has the gall to complain about anything – too bad so sad – I hope that they drag his keyster back to the states and throw him away for a good long time! – people like this give human beings a bad name.

  2. Can't wait to see this guy in jail.

  3. "…who served time 33 years ago for the rape of a 13-year-old girl"

    My understanding was that he was arrested, posted bail, and then skipped town. In which case, the few (?) in custody between arrest and bail hardly counts, does it?

  4. As well the US should serve you on a platter, Polanski. Ironic that the French took him in all these years – his conduct and attitude are comparable to that of the Bourbon kings they executed. I thought the French Revolution was supposed to be a revolt *against* those who thought their money shielded them from the consequences of running roughshod over the peasants.

  5. "…who served time 33 years ago for the rape of a 13-year-old girl"

    My understanding was that he was arrested, posted bail, and then skipped town. In which case, the few (?) in custody between arrest and bail hardly counts, does it?

  6. >>He both accused the U.S. of working to “serve me on a platter

    Mr Polanski treated a 13 yr old girls body like it was served to him on a platter. He drugged her, raped her and then anally sodomized her. They are going to love him in Chino (prison)

    He had a pack of lawyers make a settlement to the girl (woman now) and he NEVER paid it. He isn't sorry at all. He enjoyed himself thoroughly. This wasn't the only time he did this. It was the only time he got caught

  7. One more thing, I wonder if he would ever offer up his teenage daughter to someone like himself ? I'll even supply the drugs and alcohol.

    I'm thinking he won't take any one up on that offer

  8. Not that I condone, but lest we forget, I believe Jerry Le Lewis "married" his 13 year old cousin, and, further back for you history buffs, Samuel de Champlains "wife" was 12 years old at the time- (don't teach THAT in Gr. 6 history class, and of course, the so called prophet Muhammed 's wife was apparently only 9 . Nothing really new here folks, and lots of modern day criminals worth the time and effort to bring them to justice.

    Polanski may be a felon, but blame the legal system, sharp lawyers, influential friends, bribes, and tons of money at the time. Sort of like Michael Jackson only different genders. Surely we have new creeps to pillory- start with Goldman Sachs for example. This is just a media show to divert peoples attention from far more important issues. Works every time.

  9. It's been years since I took the philosophy course that covered this, but, as I recall, the purposes of incarceration were (a) to protect society from the offender; (b) to (possibly) rehabilitate the offender; (c) to serve as a deterrent to others; (d) to punish the offender for his or her crime.

    The Polanski case is fascinating to me because it's a pure example of (d). Polanski, to the best of my knowledge, hasn't reoffended. He's obviously beyond rehabilitation, given the time between his offense and his arrest. Jailing him won't serve as a deterrent, again given the time between offense and arrest. So the only reason to imprison him (and it's a valid reason, don't get me wrong) is for punishment.

  10. 33 years ago it happened,I guess were all suppose to forgive and forget, after all it was a long time ago. I wonder if she forgets,perhaps,the poor excuse for a man drugged her.

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