Today’s story from AFP – so probably picked up by most news outlets in the Western world: Polanski breaks his silence on sex case.
For starters, would it be described as a “sex scandal” if it involved convicted pedophile Dennis Ferguson, rather than movie darling Roman Polanski? And while I’m here, can journalists please stop calling the child abuse cases linked to the Church a “sex scandal”. A sex scandal is what Tiger Woods got himself into. A religious leader sexually abusing children in his care is NOT a sex scandal.
”I can remain silent no longer because the California court has dismissed the victim’s numerous requests that proceedings against me be dropped, once and for all, to spare her from further harassment every time this affair is raised once more,” Polanski wrote.
Ohhh, so your only concern is for your victim? Excuse me if I don’t believe a fucking word of it.
Polanski is alleged to have plied a 13-year-old girl with champagne and drugs during a photo shoot at the Hollywood Hills home of his friend, the actor Jack Nicholson, before having sex with her despite her protests.
“Having sex with her despite her protests”? That’s called rape. And I wonder if using the word “champagne” rather than “alcohol” is to imply that it was classy? Hey, she got champagne, in Jack Nicholson’s house, she should shut the fuck up about calling it rape, because clearly it was romantic. I won’t link to it here because it’s awful, but I’ve read the testimony the girl gave and it’s brutal. It also includes anal rape. So it’s not like they were getting hot and heavy and he was charged on a technicality because she was underaged. He pleaded guilty and then did a runner, to live the next 33 years in freedom. Ok, so he wasn’t able to go back to the US, but big deal. A friend of mine was kicked out of the US for breaking into the booze cupboard on a cruise ship and getting hammered. She can’t go back to the US either, and she didn’t rape any children.
The Paris-based filmmaker said he had been forced to mortgage the apartment which has been his home for more than 30 years to meet his legal costs. ”I am far from my family and unable to work,” said the director, who completed work on his latest movie, The Ghost Writer, in his chalet in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad, where he has been confined since being released from custody on December 4.
Oh, poor fucking diddums.