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September 28th, 2009
03:50 PM ET

Lisa Bloom's thoughts on Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski attends a film premiere in Paris, France, in June 2009.

Roman Polanski attends a film premiere in Paris, France, in June 2009.

Lisa Bloom
AC360° Contributor
CNN Legal Analyst

CNN Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom will be on tonight with Jeffrey Toobin to discuss the implications of Polanski's arrest. Check out her Facebook posts on the topic.

Oh, the irony: Roman Polanski fled because he was afraid of being a victim in an American prison of the identical act he inflicted on the 13-year-old girl he drugged. Celebs now flocking to the defense of this rapist and fugitive. Would they support a statutory exception in our child rape laws for all rich and talented people? Or just for this one?

I'm covering Polanski on CBS Evening News and AC360° tonight. Here come all the excuses for the child rape: her mother let her go off with him; she was a few weeks from her 14th birthday; victim's forgiven him; he's talented, rich and famous; he's had a hard life; time has passed. Pul-ease. Why are we so willing to allow a man who drugged and sodomized a child to escape justice?

After 30 years as a fugitive from U.S. justice for luring a 13 year old girl to a hotel room and having sex with her, director Roman Polanski is arrested in Switzerland and can be extradited back here. Does it matter that the girl has publicly forgiven him? Hell no. I don't care how many glitzy awards you've won. Get back over here and face the consequences of your sick crime. Thoughts?

His 13 year old victim's chilling grand jury testimony from 1977: she said "no" and "stop" repeatedly to the vaginal and anal intercourse he insisted o...n, she could barely walk from the booze and Quaalude he gave her, she was scared and crying. He pleaded guilty, then fled and enjoyed 30 years of freedom. Justice is long overdue here. Thoughts?


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ Lisa Bloom

    In the US, doesn’t the crime of sexual abuse prescribe? How is the law for these crimes?

    September 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    if he committed the crime, he must pay. In fact, he should have paid for many years. Regardless of who is or that prizes he won.

    September 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  3. Angelica V

    Just like President Obama said, "No one is above the law". I hope he doesn't get away with this.

    September 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  4. Cindy

    I agree with you 100% Lisa!! This Polanski nut needs to be sitting in prison for what he did! I don't care if you are a bum on the street or a multi-millionaire director once you cross the line and rape a 13 year old child then you should be punished. Being rich and famous should not ever matter when things like this happen.

    If he thinks he was so innocent then why has he run from this all of these years and why did he pay the victim off? I hope they bring him back, prosecute him and throw him behind bars!!

    Cindy..Ga.

    September 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm |