So: there is a movement to free Roman Polanski, who has been arrested in Switzerland, after he arrived to collect a lifetime achievement award at a Zurich film festival, on a decades-old outstanding warrant relating to the statutory rape of Samantha Gailey in 1977.
There is no debate that Polanski raped Gailey: he has never denied sexual contact with her, and in fact pleaded guilty to “unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor” in 1977, but instead has attempted to argue that the act was consensual. He was 44. She was 13.
After pleading guilty, Polanski fled the US and has spent most of his time in countries that do not have an extradition treaty with the US.… Seguir leyendo »