Scumbags. It doesn't matter what profession they have or how much money they have, they're all the same. Or are they?
Director Roman Polanski sits in a Swiss jail awaiting extradition to the U.S. to face charges of statutory rape stemming from the 1970's. The director of "Rosemary's Baby" and widower of Sharon Tate, who was killed by the Manson family, jumped bail 30 years ago and fled the country after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a then 13-year-old girl.
The girl gave testimony before a grand jury claiming that Polanski gave her champagne and a sedative before forcefully sodomizing her. Those charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea on the statutory rape charge. Fearing a harsh sentence from the judge, Roman skipped town and was just recently arrested in Switzerland.
The Hollywood elite has now come to the rescue of Roman Polanski, calling for the D.A.'s office to just look the other way. Actors from Harrison Ford and Debra Winger to directors with names like Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese have all signed a petition to release this pedophile. Whoopi Goldberg, liberal elite mushhead, even used her position as co-host of "The View" to poo poo the situation.
"I know it wasn't 'rape' rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was 'rape' rape," said Goldberg.
What the hell does that mean? Define "'rape' rape" for me, Ms. Goldberg. I thought you feministas defined rape as anytime a man coerces a female into sex. This fits, does it not?
Now let's compare all this hoopla with a situation that actor Rob Lowe found himself in years ago.
Lowe, a member of the 80's "Brat Pack" and one of the stars of "St. Elmo's Fire", was caught on videotape having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. While the young girl on the video seemed to be a willing participant, Lowe was dragged through the mud. Not one celebrity signed a petition in support of him, and he went from the "A" to "B" list. He appeared in movies such as "Tommy Boy", "Wayne's World", and the television miniseries "The Stand", but he never went back to being the big box office draw he had been prior to the release of the tape. So now the question remains: What makes Polanski bulletproof in the eyes of Hollywood? Let's be honest. Rob Lowe was wrong for having sex with a minor, but his actions pale in comparison to Roman Polanski. Why the complete 180 in this situation?
As many callers into Hannity's show pointed out today, had this been a Catholic priest who had been accused of such a heinous act, the left would be staying on this until the priest was ousted and jailed. What makes Polanski different?