Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese have “demanded the immediate release” of fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who was arrested in Switzerland on a U.S. arrest warrant related to a 1977 child sex charge.
They were among 138 people in the film industry who signed a petition against the arrest.
Polanski was on the way to the Zurich Film Festival when Swiss police detained him in response to the American warrant.
Woody Allen in particular knows what it’s like to have an affinity for young tail, so his defense of Polanski is no surprise.
Probably the most eloquent legal defense of Polanski I’ve ever heard came from Whoopi Goldberg, who said that Polanski might have committed rape, but not “rape-rape.” I wonder if it wouldn’t be “rape-rape” if the accused were, say, Rush Limbaugh. Whoopi is an idiot… no wait, she’s an idiot-idiot!
Polanski’s celebrity defenders are also using the fact that the woman Polanski raped decades ago wants the charges dropped as reasoning for the authorities to let Polanski off the hook.
Maybe one of these Hollywood idiots who fool themselves into believing they’re champions of the poor should write a script for a movie about a world where felony arrests and convictions are contingent upon the will of the victim to prosecute. This would be a world where the powerful can abuse the poor and powerless and then simply offer the victims cash to drop the charges, and due to economic desperation, the money is accepted and the charges are dropped — while the abuser moves on to other powerless victims. What a “just” world for the downtrodden that would be.
I keep hoping an enterprising reporter for Entertainment Tonight would ask one of these “free Polanski” dipshits if they’d still be supporting Polanski if the 13-year-old girl he drugged and raped were their daughter — but I’m not holding my breath waiting for that question to be asked. And who knows, maybe it wouldn’t bother them. Apparently it’s supposed to be an honor to be raped by a celebrity.
Update: GatewayPundit reminds everyone that Whoopi “drugging and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl wasn’t rape-rape” Goldberg is a Toys R Us spokesperson. Niiiice:
Hey, Nike just re-signed Michael Vick, so corporate standards just aren’t what they used to be I guess.