As Roman Polanski sits in a Zurich prison readying to fight extradition to the United States, it seems like a good time to publish the official court transcript of the film director's guilty plea to having sex with an underage California girl. On August 8, 1977 Polanski appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court and copped to a felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse. As seen in the below transcript, he acknowledged being aware that the victim was 13 at the time of their March 1977 encounter in a Mulholland Drive home owned by actor Jack Nicholson. Polanski, now 77, fled the country before being sentenced, fearful that he would be imprisoned by Judge Laurence Rittenband, the jurist before whom he entered his guilty plea. At the time of Polanski's plea, a lawyer for the family of the victim wrote Rittenband and urged him to accept the deal, thereby sparing the child from testifying before a media horde and having her identity publicly disclosed. "Whatever harm has come to her as a victim would be exacerbated in the extreme if this case went to trial," wrote attorney Lawrence Silver. "This is not the place for a recovering young girl." Click here to read the girl's harrowing grand jury testimony about the sex crime. A copy of Polanski's probation report, prepared in advance of his yet-to-occur sentencing, can be found here. (19 pages)
The details are there for anyone to read and some people are disgusted at how long it has taken to capture this child raping fugitive, while he went on to create movies, win awards and is generally idolized by Hollywood elites.
What gets me is how Hollywood and portions of the left, are so "outraged" over Polanski's arrest, yet they do not seem to give a damn that this grown man anally raped a 13 yr old child, which is why he was arrested to begin with.
Read the transcripts, Polanski's plea and the childs grand jury testimony, then watch the clip below where Whoopi Goldberg actually declares it was really "rape rape".
Drugging a child, ignoring the child saying "no" and raping her anally, isn't really "rape rape?"
In what universe does Whoopi Goldberg live in?
Huffpo wrote many pieces in defense of Polanski and evidently some of their commenters didn't appreciate the site siding with the child rapist.
Obviously the same universe many other Hollywood elites live in as Hollywood unites, not behind punishing a child rapist, but behind the child rapist himself!!!
Look at some of these headlines:
Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese: Free Roman Polanski!
Release Polanski, demands petition by film industry luminaries
Jazz Shaw at Moderate voice did some checking on others that are defending and outraged over Polanski's arrest:
I did some quick checking at “Look to the Stars” which promotes charitable work by celebrities, and Debra Winger is listed as one of their most prominent advocates for women’s issues charities. And what is the fourth most prominently championed organization there? The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. And who else is listed as a key supporter on the same page? Why, it’s none other than Whoopi Goldberg, whose profile includes the following:
The comedienne has channeled her celebrity into bringing attention to countless causes including AIDS, children’s issues, healthcare and substance abuse.
So, Ms. Winger and Ms. Goldberg are both prominent activists in the protection of females and children. Unless, of course, the female child in question crosses paths with the great Roman Polanski, in which case, well… you know… we understand they’re all kind of whores at that age, right?
I am leaving Shaw with the last word because I am still sitting here, shaking my head at the sheer lunacy of Hollywood uniting behind an admitted rapist.