No Big Deal

Forgiveness is a blessing. Face transplant recipient Connie Culp wants to let the past be past and look to her future…

In an interview Friday with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the 46-year-old Unionport, Ohio, woman said she forgives her husband, who went to prison for seven years. The blast shattered her nose, cheeks, the roof of her mouth and an eye.

She was a pretty woman before her husband shot her face off. It is her prerogative alone to forgive or not forgive.

In related news, Roman Polanski’s lawyer, Chad Hummel, tried to use the victim’s words to argue that Polanski should have his charges dismissed without the inconvenience of appearing in court.

He also noted that [Judge] Espinoza’s refusal to dismiss the case is contrary to the wishes of the victim, Samantha Geimer, who joined in Polanski’s bid for dismissal. She has said she wants the case to be over.

I’ll bet she wants it to be over. She has a life, and every time Polanski sics his lawyers on the State of California she has to see her name in the papers again.

He could make some kind of amends if he would apologize, admit he was wrong, and stop this nonsense. He’s a free man in Paris, is that so bad? Why does he have to keep dragging this woman’s name into the news?

It’s her prerogative to forgive. Connie Culp and Samantha Geimer are better human beings than I am. But their forgiveness doesn’t mean that no harm was done. Connie Culp still has scars, has lost an eye, the damage is visible. When the damage is lost trust, a life derailed, it may not show on the surface, but it is just as real.

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3 thoughts on “No Big Deal

  1. ROMAN POLANKSI IS A PEDOPHILE WHEN HE HAD SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL HE ISN’T SORRY FOR THIS DEED OR HE WOULD HAVE APOLOGIZED MANY YEARS AGO HE BELONGS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY AS WE DON’T NEED THE LIKES OF HIM HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. HE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MESS IF HE TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTION. HE FLED THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT HAD BUILT A CASE AGAINST HIM AND HE KNEW WHAT THE PENALTY WAS IN CALIFORNIA WHEN HE COMMITTED THE CRIME AND WHEN HE WENT TO FRANCE HE KNEW THAT THEY WOULD NOT EXTRADITE HIM BACK TO THE UNITED STATES. SO TODAY HE REMAINS A FREE MAN IN FRANCE AND DOESN’T PAY THE PRICE FOR HIS ACTIONS SEDUCING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL EVEN IF SHE CONSENTED TO HAVING SEX WITH HIM IS IS AGAINST THE LAW IN MOST STATES HERE IN THE U.S.

  2. Since the 1970’s we have become more tolerant of consensual sex between adults and less tolerant of adults who exploit children.
    There was more sympathy for Polanski then, but now the press tends to misrepresent what he did. It was drug-facilitated rape of a child, not seduction, which would have been a crime anyway due to her age.
    He should just leave her alone, and stop dragging her name into court like some kind of stalker.

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