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.
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Roman Polanski plead guilty. He admitted culpability in the civil matter, and the victim received a settlement for an undisclosed sum.
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.
My last post caused a flurry of outraged comments. Though many readers appreciated my essay, many slammed me for what they read as a defense of Polanski through his movies, Repulsion in particular.
It's true we let talented people get away with quite a bit more than the Average Joe in our society. But Roman Polanski shouldn't be able to avoid prison just because he's Roman Polanski.
Lineage and religion -- they are killer topics. It's not easy to escape religious roots. No one makes their own choice at birth regarding religion, yet ancestry and religious rules decide a lot.
The Polanski case is not about justice -- that happened years ago. It's about not retraumatizing the survivor. The prosecution should respect her wishes to drop the case.
Generosity in the Polanski case would be a misplaced generosity. The only person who rightly deserves generosity is the victim, who understandably doesn't want a fresh outbreak of publicity.
Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland and is facing extradition to the United States because he was convicted of having unlawful sex with a ...
Some of the get-out-of-jail-free crowd thinks that the reason Polanski should go free is because he's a gifted artist. Okay, I'll accept the premise. Maybe you're right. Instead of an Oscar we should let the Best Director f**k your kids.
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Wikipedia administrators have blocked filmmaker Roman Polanski's Wikipedia page from being changed after an 'edit war' broke out ...
It's hard to bring up Roman Polanski without acknowledging his recently aggravated legal problems, but he remains one of the world's best known direct...
Changing people's attitudes about the rich and famous, or their ingrained gender biases, is a slow process, but that's where laws come in handy: some problems do have solutions.
There is nothing inevitable about catching a famous person who has not been in hiding after 31 years. Indeed, he didn't just riskily or mistakenly show up in Switzerland; he owned a house there.
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