In a development that should come as no surprise to anyone (even you, Wes Anderson), fresh allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor have surfaced against Roman Polanski, who famously plead guilty in 1978 to drugging and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl (not necessarily in that order). Because of course they have. “I’m sure if someone drugged and sodomized a 13-year-old girl in Jack Nicholson’s hot tub, plead guilty, and fled the United States to avoid punishment, that it was an isolated incident,” said no one. From AFP:
Fugitive film-maker Roman Polanski was hit by fresh allegations of sexual misconduct here Friday by a woman who claims the director “forced himself” upon her just after her 16th birthday in 1982.
Polanski, who is fighting extradition to the United States to face sentencing in his 1978 child sex case, was accused by British actress Charlotte Lewis of sexually abusing her at his apartment in Paris nearly 30 years ago.
In a press conference at the Beverly Hills offices of prominent attorney Gloria Allred, Lewis, 42, said she was speaking out to refute suggestions from Polanski’s legal team that his earlier case was an isolated incident.
Yup. That sounds about right. What a creep. “But he makes wonderful movies.” Yes, he does. Surprise, it turns out those two things are not mutually exclusive. Your ability to make great movies does not negate your ability to rape children. Anyway, you are welcome to discuss the importance of these developments and their possible effect on Roman Polanski’s on-going extradition case, OR, you can post photos of different types of animals that you might not expect to be friends with each other being friends with each other. The choice is yours, much like how Roman Polanski once had the choice whether to drug and sodomize a 13-year-old girl or whether to NOT do that. We know what he chose to do (rape rape) but your future is still a mystery. Neat!