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Roman Polanski is not guilty of statutory rape. He is guilty of malicious drug rape. Just because he was offered a plea deal does not lessen his actual crime. This is very far from a tale of star crossed lovers kept apart by the rules of society. This is a man who fed an innocent girl champagne secretly laced with quaaludes to incapacitate her so he could anally rape her as she cried and begged for him to stop. Her age really has zero to do with my feelings about the case or Polanski. I still hope this monster is apprehended and made to pay for his crime before he dies of old age.

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I saw Sheen and thought Charlie. No more reruns of two and half men or hot shots. All is well in the universe.

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Polanski is a sleazeball.

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Hes an extremely talented director , but thats a separate issue.

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Hes an extremely talented director , but thats a separate issue.

Ha!

Hardly. Pirates was fun, but no masterpiece. ALL the rest are just meh. Overrated chick movie director.

Invalid. CSRF

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FizzBitAug. 20  08:21 pm JST

Hes an extremely talented director , but thats a separate issue.

Ha!

Hardly. Pirates was fun, but no masterpiece. ALL the rest are just meh. Overrated chick movie director.

Rosemary's Baby

Chinatown

Frantic

The Pianist

Bitter Moon

The Ghost Writer

What chick flicks are you talking about? It sounds like you have him confused with another director.

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For me, the issue is pretty simple:

Polanski is a fugitive of justice. Until he rights that wrong, he is a persona non grata.

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Black SabbathToday 05:21 am JSTFor me, the issue is pretty simple:

Polanski is a fugitive of justice. Until he rights that wrong, he is a persona non grata.

Bill Cosby has been a pioneer in education, entertaining himself but he's had to face the music for the monstrous crimes he committed. So must roman Polanski.

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