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Roman Polanski Arrest

Roman Polanski's Next Film Is About A Persecuted Man

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.10.2012 | Entertainment

Roman Polanski is certainly not hiding from the public eye, despite attempts by the California government to have him extradited in relation to an unl...

Roman Polanski Repeats History

Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment

In 2009, the controversial director Roman Polanski left France and hopped aboard a plane to Switzerland, where he was to receive a lifetime achievemen...

Switzerland and Polanski

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Now, suddenly, it's not just taking sides, it's siding with a convicted rapist. Even Iran is saying, "Holy s**t, Switzerland, what are you doing?"

Congratulations, Polanski-Defenders -- Now the Child-Rapist Walks Free!

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

To get away with child-rape and attract a cabal of supporters you just have to meet two criteria: (a) You have to run away and stay away for a few decades, and (b) You need to direct some popular films.

Why I Defend Polanski, More Than Ever

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I have the feeling I am defending not a friend (I repeat, for the nth time, I did not know Roman Polanski before the affair) but the Law itself.

Roman Polanski and Lady MacJustice

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Kenney Baden

Samantha Geimer is making another kind of plea now -- not to a crime, but for the privilege of her and her children to be left alone.

A Letter From Roman Polanski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

At Roman Polanski's request, I would like to share the letter he has written me with all of his friends and supporters -- his first public statement since his incarceration.

A Child Rapist Is Not a Political Prisoner

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariel Gonzalez

A middle-aged man who treats a 13-year-old girl like an inflatable sex doll, and who then flees justice, is a degenerate and a coward. This is Humbert Humbert, not Nelson Mandela.

Star Jones: Roman Polanski Allowed To Rape Because He Is White

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Legal expert Star Jones will discuss Roman Polanski's arrest on 'The Insider' tonight. CBS released the following statement: Jones sounds off on dir...

Polanski's Release From Prison

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The decision to free Roman Polanski is a wise decision. It honors the people who took it. It shows that the arguments developed by the movie director's partisans have finally been fruitful.

On the Polanski Affair

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Arresting a man today, after it was decided long ago that he wasn't a pedophile, tracking him like a terrorist, and extraditing him like a former Nazi is perhaps right according to the law, but not according to justice.

Poo Poo on Putting Polanski in Prison

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Cavallucci

Wouldn't it serve the interests of justice and the American people more to devote the monies intended to be wasted on this sensational situation to solving real and pervasive problems?

For Roman Polanski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I hardly know Roman Polanski. But I know that all those who, from close and from afar, join in this lynching will soon wake up, horrified by what they have done, ashamed.

Roman Polanski, And The Making Of A Legend

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Carpentier

Polanski, the master story-teller, has been refining his story for 30 years, weaving his little lies one by one into a cloak intended to shield him from both moral judgment and the legal system.

Sex, Lies, and Band-Aids: Why Ensign and Polanski Should Have Pulled a Letterman

Alafair Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alafair Burke

Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn't permanent and peace of mind can't be bought.

Letter From Paris: The Sound of American Outrage

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

Who is seeking justice in the Roman Polanski case, and why now? There is plenty of speculation about this, and I doubt the most accurate reason is any of those being publicly touted.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

David Letterman makes this revelation about his personal life because he was being extorted. I understand he was staying ahead of the wave, and I commend him for it, but really, is this any of our business ?

Girlfriends' Guide: Roman Polanski Belongs In Jail!

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Why is there all this sentimentalism and taking of sides on the issue of whether film director Roman Polanski should serve his time?

Chris Rock Compares Roman Polanski To OJ Simpson (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Now that everyone from Sharon Tate's sister to Governor Schwarzenegger has weighed in on Roman Polanski's arrest, Chris Rock is having his say. On '...

Polanski Losing Support From Poles

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- When Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities on a 32-year-old rape charge, the first reaction of many Poles was to immediat...

The Good Kind of Rape

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Seitzman

Maybe Whoopi Goldberg, who said of the Roman Polanski case, "I know it wasn't rape-rape," can take a look at this transcript from Polanski's hearing and explain to us which kind of rape this is.

Art Is Not Enough

Allison Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Anders

Art should never be held above our decency to each other. And when an artist commits a crime, especially a sex crime and especially against a child, we do art no favor by giving artists a break we would not give anyone else.

Anne Applebaum, Child Rape Apologist?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jillian York

In her piece, Applebaum claims that Polanski has paid for his crime of raping a 13-year-old girl "in notoriety, lawyers' fees, in professional stigma." Oh, the humanity.

Bait and Switch Justice

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Roman Polanski plead guilty. He admitted culpability in the civil matter, and the victim received a settlement for an undisclosed sum.

A Petition to the State of California in Support of Roger Avary

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

Filmmakers, intellectuals, Gen Xers, movie geeks, and meth addicts from across the country and around the world are dismayed by the sentencing of Roger Avary, Oscar-winning co-writer of Pulp Fiction.