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Left Boob Oscillator
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Re: Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

mirtchevman wrote:
Left Boob Oscillator wrote:
I believe the girl was also already sexually active and had taken quaaludes before.

Still, against the law.

you seem hung up on the fact that this case has been up in the air for 30+ years and that it should somehow effect the outcome. and it's
true that samantha geimer (let's give her a name) was not your innocent 13 year old girl. but let's just for the sake of argument, be hypothetical: what if she hadn't been so lucky in her life as an adult woman? what if things for samantha geimer had turned out badly? there are too many women living in this world who were not so fortunate to 'get over it'.

polanski had no desire or intention of paying reparations of any kind for his crime. maybe if he had things would be different now...

If you see the documentary, you'll see that Polanski payed the debt prescribed to him by the state of California and was free to go...but because the sentencing was not yet "officially announced" and the judge was getting a bad rap from the press, the judge decided to change his mind and put him away for life. The judge also lied to the attorneys and did things that were illegal.

Even the prosecuting attorney said he understood why Polanski fled under those circumstances.

And he did "pay" for his crime monetarily by settling with the victim, who forgave him. Even at the time of the original trial, the victim and her mother did not want Polanski in jail. Also, apparently in 1997 the state of California offered to drop the whole thing if Polanski would agree to have the proceedings televised, and he didn't agree to it.

Sep 30, 2009, 19:00


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