[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/27/roman.polanski.profile/art.polanski.roman.gi.jpg caption="Roman Polanski attends a film premiere in Paris, France, in June 2009."]
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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