posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:56 PM
While I hardly support Polanski's decision to have sex with a minor, that was a very stupid thing to do indeed and should be punished, I would like
to take up the people here making him out to be a serial pedophile or something.
I would like to ask you how your Psyche would react if your house was invaded, several of your close friends murdered, and your wife slaughtered with
your unborn child being ripped out of her womb and murdered as well? All by a clan of psychotic satanists?
I won't accept that you would be all fine and dandy after something like that, and no, this does not exonerate Polanski for his actions in this case.
He should have been punished for his actions a very long time ago.
I would merely like to point out that both parties put it behind them a very long time ago, one has apologized numerous times, the other has forgiven
him for his actions (In fact, shock and awe, they settled a civil case with Reparations some years ago!). And ultimately, Polanski didn't do it out
of Pedophilia. Can you imagine the psychological damage that the above situation would inflict on a person? Can you guarantee that you would not do
something completely illogical as a result?
It does not exonerate him from his crime, but it does draw the line between being a pedophile and a person to be pitied. I'll close with this quote
from the victim herself:
In 2008, Geimer stated in an interview that she wishes Polanski would be forgiven, "I think he's sorry, I think he knows it was wrong. I don't
think he's a danger to society. I don't think he needs to be locked up forever and no one has ever come out ever - besides me - and accused him of
anything. It was 30 years ago now. It's an unpleasant memory ... (but) I can live with it."
[edit on 28-9-2009 by D.E.M.]