Saturday, October 3, 2009

Money talks, Polanski walks

Flee to Europe, pay off the victim:
Roman Polanski agreed to pay his victim of sexual assault $500,000, 15 years after he fled the US, according to court documents released to the media.
The French-Polish director is being held in Switzerland on a US arrest warrant over his 1977 conviction for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl.
The confidential deal between Mr Polanski and the victim, Samantha Geimer, was reached in October 1993.
It was disclosed because of a two-year struggle to get the film-maker to pay. . . .
The last court filing in August 1996 stated that he owed Ms Geimer $604,416.22, including interest.
What was it that F. Scott Fitzgerald said? The rich are different than you and me. They have more money, so when they feed a 13-year-old Quaaludes and rape her anus, they can skip out to Europe, offer their victim a fat settlement and spend the next 30 years collecting "Lifetime Achievement" awards.

Everybody in Hollywood thinks that's just cool. What Hollywood condemns is the ignorance and intolerance of yokels who don't agree that Polanski's artistic genius should grant him license to rape.


  1. I wasn't aware you could simply dispense with a criminal conviction with a payment to the victim.



    How come the same people who constantly rail against "the rich" have absolutely no problem with this?

  2. If only Mr. Polanski had been Father Polanski, Hollywood might have roused itself from its stupor!