9.29.2009

Roman Planski vs. Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity just opened up his radio show for calls on whether movie director Roman Polanski should be extradited back to the U.S. for sentencing on a 30 year old rape of a 13 year old victim or whether "we should just let it go." The victim has indicated she wants to move on with her life since hates being hounded by the press every time some Polanski news breaks. The calls, even for the hard right audience of Hannity's show, were 90% "let it go." Heck, that even surprised me. Background from Wikipedia: Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor", a 13-year-old girl (he was 44 years old at the time).[8] Released after a 42-day psychiatric evaluation, Polanski fled to France, has had a U.S. arrest warrant outstanding since 1978,[9] and an international arrest warrant since 2005.[10] Polanski for many years avoided visits to countries that were likely to extradite him, such as the United Kingdom, and traveled mostly between France, where he resides, and Poland. As a French citizen, he was protected in France by the country's limited extradition with the U.S.[11] On September 26, 2009, he was arrested, at the request of U.S. authorities, by Swiss police, on arrival at Zürich Airport while trying to enter Switzerland[10] to pick up a lifetime achievement "Golden Icon Award" from the Zurich Film Festival.[12][13] (That paragraph failed to mention that the assault took place at Jack Nicholson's home when Nicholson was not at home.)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he were a catholic preist, all of the liberal weenies would want him brought back here for hanging.

Anonymous said...

Other facts:

He admitted to getting the13 year old drunk and giving her some prescription drugs.


It is also reported that he has been taunting the LA prosecutor recently and that’s way he has now been arrested.

Anonymous said...

“If he were a catholic preist, all of the liberal weenies would want him brought back here for hanging.”

You are so right!!!!!

Nothing says Family Values like a pedophile.

Look fool – it takes a real idiot to make this a left/right discussion – you’re the law and order group – shouldn’t you want him brought back to justice? Why is it a liberal weenie thing if someone is held accountable for their actions?

Oh I forgot – any time someone has a different point of view then yours – it must be because they are some unbalance radical.

In this case I’m not sure what I think is the right thing to do is – seems like along time has passed – but also seems like you don’t want people ignoring the criminal justice system…..

Danny Boy said...

If the victim is saying to forget it, then they should forget it. This will simply bring her into the lime light again. She doesn't want, so drop it.

Anonymous said...

Not all facts here. He fled after judge renegging on plea bargain with prosecutors.

Can't condone his behavior, but it will be interesting to watch what jury does if victim refuses to testify.

And there is thirteen and then there is thirteen. Why aren't parents on trial for child abuse. Leaving your daughter alone in Jack Nicholson's house.........give me a break.

Guess our presecutors don't have a lot to do these days, now that Osama has been caputured, Hallibruton brought to trial, ACORN held accountable, Madoff's assistants identified and tried, not to mention all those Mormon's in Utah having sex with 13yr olds under the guise of marriage?????

Anonymous said...

Put him in the same cell as Manson!

Anonymous said...

4:26, Having a debate with a liberal weenie is like having a debate with a liberal weenie. I was pointing out how Whoopie Goldberg said that it was not rape-rape so we should let him go but if he had been a catholic priest we should hang him. The liberal weenies are compassionate only if one of their own is guilty of the crime.

Anonymous said...

A prosector acts because he was taunted? Thant makes me feel good.

Anonymous said...

And years ago he settled with the girl and her family.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am in the 10% who feel he should be held accountable for his crime. I don't care how much time has passed. If he did the crime he should pay the time....PERIOD!

Why in the world should he be left alone? He fled and has been running from the police for years. Does that mean he should be rewarded for that type of behavior now? He needs to be brought to America, stand trial, and serve his time. If he is left alone, what sort of message does that send to other criminals? Run like the wind and get away with your crime!

The fact that the victim wants to let it go shouldn't matter. He broke the law and the law should prevail here. I just don't understand this at all. I'm shaking my head that people want to wash it under the rug and forget about it. Wake up America!

Anonymous said...

...and they should charge Jack Nicholson for being an accomplice. It happened in his house. In his hot tub. And on one of his beds. While he was home.

Double Fake Dennis Wilson said...

Give it up people. Sharon got hacked to death by the Manson Family. Isn't that enough restitution? Not only did he lose her, he lost their almost ready to be born babe in the melee as well.

Anonymous said...

The victim settled out of court with Polanski years ago.

There's a good special on all this, I think on HBO some months back. I'm sure they'll repeat it now. It makes no apologies for Polanski's conduct, but it also discusses in some detail how the original judge (now long deceased) was looking for some political glory in the press. He apparently pursuaded/browbeat Polanski and his lawyers to enter a guilty plea in exchange for a favorable plea bargain, and then refused to abide by the plea bargain that he had himself negotiated. Polanski only fled the country when he was told that the Judge was about to call the press to the courthouse to witness him hammer Polanski with a long prison sentence.

Not to defend Polanski, but that's hardly "due process".

Rusty said...

"What sort of message does that send to other criminals?" That point is without merit. I simply cannot imagine some dude charged with sexual assault (or a similar charge, depending on your venue) sitting in his living room saying "huh, I think I'll hop the next flight out of DFW to France because their extradition laws will protect me." People give others accused of crime too much credit for being "criminal masterminds".

Anonymous said...

This actually hits home..I have an Uncle who was a Body Guard for Cassius Clay (ali) and worked for Jack..he said when u walked in Jacks house there was two fish bowls of Coke...one said guests coke and the other said Jacks Coke..he said Jack coud Party like no other..

Gleemonex said...

Rape is rape is rape. He raped a child. Drugged her and RAPED. HER.

Prosecute.

Anonymous said...

Fry the sicko and get on down the road.

The world ain't runnin out of people

Anonymous said...

How can they prosecute if the victim refuses to testify? What if she said it wasn't him after all. She is the only witness.
What if she said it was 8:15 and wanted to fry him? The world ain't runnin' out of blog commentors.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 5:10, there are theories that say he set his wife up to be killed. Who knows? But he drugged and raped a 13 year old and you are OK with that? He has been a fugititive from justice. That is recent. He needs to pay by being hung by his balls and then having them cut off.

Anonymous said...

he should be punished for making a sucky movie like "pray for rosemary's baby". butt seriously folks is 42 days in jail enough for drugging and raping a 13 year old..? not to mention most jurisdictions would add at least another 5 years for becoming a fugitive and evading justice, remember he plead guilty to a reduced charge of child molesting, but admits to the original accusations. he should be prosecuted and if convicted..10 years at hard labour.(sic)

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:33--

Your comment is like a million time stupider than man, admitting that mine was in fact intended stupidity. Uh, duh, you dimwit, we're not trying him. He did it and confessed and the alleged victim agrees the crime took place as described by all due processes empowered at the time of the crime.
It would seem I couldn't be falsely incriminated any more than he could be exonerated at this point. Oh yeah, I didn't exactly run to France and hide for thirty years. That might be why your scenario doesn't worry me a lot.


You are a bonafide retard

Sincerely, 8:15, not an admitted rapist

Anonymous said...

He drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. Period. She doesn't have to testify now, because he already pled guilty. He may have changed his mind since then about how he wanted to plead it out, but it's too late--he already admitted it. There's no amount of time or accomplishment that makes this okay, and no amount of restitution or compensation the family assuages his guilt. The fact that he's been taunting the prosecutor says more about him than about the prosecutor, IMO.

And just for the record, I am considered by many to be a "liberal weenie".

Anonymous said...

the victim isn't willing to testify. case thrown out. I know.

Anonymous said...

"What sort of message does that send to other criminals?"

Don't tell me that point is without merit! People have to know that there are consequences for their actions, whether the crime was committed last week or 30 years ago! He should be rewarded because he was able to successfully dodge getting arrested for all these years? I don't think so!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a very strange and unique case. By all accounts this behavior has not recurred in his life. (There is some suggestion that he was in a state of depression for years after the murder of his wife and unborn child.) The victim doesn't want any prosecution, and doesn't want to testify, and seems to have gotten on with her own life.

I say save the millions in tax dollars a prosecution would cost. I'm not suggesting the charges be dismissed ... just that the extradition proceeding be dropped. Let him live out his life abroad with this forever over his head. There's a measure of justice in that, and in this particular and peculiar case, that may be enough.

Anonymous said...

8:33
I apologize. 6:49 told me that Cassius Clay told him that Jack said you did go to France for 30 years...so....I just put 2 & 2 together...Jus' goes to show you, don't trust gossip from anyone with a complimentary bowl of cocaine.

Anonymous said...

He already pled guilty so there is no reason to prosecute again. Make the government live up to the original plea bargain and if that is time served, keep his perverted ass in France where he belongs.

Anonymous said...

HE IS A BAD PERSON THAT SHOULD BE LOCKED UP

Anonymous said...

Her mother should serve time for pimping her out to the pervert.She might not of known what was going to happen for sure but certainly knew it would pay well.ACORN could tell her how to claim it.DAGO

Anonymous said...

I'm a "liberal weenie" and I say he should face the charges. I really don't care if the victim (albeit, understandably), wants to "move on". I don't care that he is 78 years old. I don't care that it was a long time ago. He drugged and had sex with a 13 year old child. And yes, I feel the same about priests, more so in fact. They have an explicit level of trust conferred to them as leaders of their community.