Opinion

October 8, 2009

Commentary: Polanski's fame doesn't mean he's above the law

Somebody please help me with this. Obviously, I'm missing something. In court, Roman Polanski admits to having sex with the child. He admits he knew she was 13. He is indicted on six charges. To spare the child the pain of testifying, the DA agrees to let him plead guilty on a single lesser charge. The man spends 42 days behind bars for pre-sentencing diagnostic tests. In 1978, on the eve of his actual sentencing, he flees the country and returns to his native France. He is finally arrested 31 years later. And now he is the victim?!

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