Polanski Goes Free

Polanski Goes Free

Johann Hari: So that's OK then. It's fine to abuse young girls, as long as you're a great film director
The Swiss government has admitted "national interests" may be a factor

So now we know. If you are a 44-year-old man, you can drug and anally rape a terrified 13-year-old girl as she sobs, says "No, no, no," and pleads for her asthma medication all according to the victim's sworn testimony and face no punishment at all. 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 good films. If you do, not only will you walk free, there will be a huge campaign to protect you from the "witch-hunt" and you will be lauded as a hero.

Roman Polanski admitted his crime before he ran away and, for years afterwards, he boasted from exile that every man wanted to do what he did. He chuckled to one interviewer in 1979: "If I had killed somebody, it wouldn't have had so much appeal to the press, you see? Read More....


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