Who Can Stop the Media Circus?

Roman Polanski is on my computer, on my radio, in my newspaper. A petition signed by a host of actors and writers begs for the case to be dropped. His victim, now a mature woman, is enduring a new media onslaught. Who can stop the madness?

It’s simple. Roman Polanski can stop it.

He ran from his own plea bargain. He can stop dragging this thing out and tell his lawyers to end it. He’s 76 years old. California does not want or need another geriatric ward of the state. They have more dangerous prisoners that they have to release for lack of space.

He just needs to get his lawyers and his entourage and face a judge and end this. He’s not going to persuade the US legal system that he deserves a free pass for being rich and famous, but he can probably clutch his heart a few times and cough pitifully, and persuade them that locking him up is more trouble than he’s worth.

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2 responses

  1. Mr. Polanski may be rich, and he may be famous (or infamous), and he may be old, but he should not be able to escape justice. He is guilty of molesting a child, and he new it was wrong. He is clearly a coward and ran rather than face the punishment he deserved. He has elitist friends, hardly models of good behavior: Woody Allen and his own history of inappropriate behavior with his step-daughter is a great example. Age is not an acceptable defense against punishment. Mr. Polanski committed a crime, then managed to escape justice and have a full life despite the harm he did. It is time to close the account, and let him sit in a jail cell for a while.

  2. So true. And he would probably not have much more inconvenience than a few weeks of home confinement. California doesn’t need the expense.

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