Last night Roman Polanski got a standing ovation at the Zurich Film Festival. It is the same festival he was on his way to attend two years ago when Swiss police arrested him and then held him for 8 months before finally agreeing he could not be extradited to the United States. While under house arrest, Roman found the time to make a documentary about his life and included in that documentary is a discussion of the events surrounding his conviction for having unlawful sex with a minor. He basically says that it was not his fault and he blames the American judicial system for his conviction. The guy pleaded guilty. He said, “I did it.” How is that not his fault? He did apologize to the woman he assaulted who was 13 at the time. Think about that. She was 13 years old. How would you like your 13 year old daughter to have sex with an old man and then blame it on her and everyone else but himself. Oh, and you know he was having sex with way more than just this one teen. She is just the only one who had the guts to come forward against a powerful Hollywood director.
Last night Zurich gave Roman a lifetime achievement award. They should be ashamed. Oh, and I saw you Laurence Fishburne clapping louder than anyone else for the guy. Isn't your daughter the one who turned porn star? You were not happy about that. Would you have been happy to let her have sex with Roman when she was 13? Would you be standing up and applauding the guy now?