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Originally posted by dizzie56
The most suprising thing to me was that whoopy got away with it without gettin her ars beat really by the women in the audience.
Originally posted by Crakeur
It makes sense if you think he truly suffered by the inability to step foot in the US.
Sure, he suffered. He couldn't go to the Academy Awards when he was nominated, he probably had to turn down job offers that required filming in the states and he was forced to live in Paris or, worse, Gstaad when it was ski season. Suffered even further when he was unable to accept his Oscar for directing The Piano. If you look at it that way, then the entertainment folks are right.
Woody Allen signed the petition and we all know how morally correct he is. Sure he had those pedophile claims against him and he married a child, 35 years younger than him who also happened to be his ex wife's daughter and a sibling to his own son but, still, he's got a boatload of good judgement, no? The pictures he took of Soon Yi were art, just like the nudies Roman took of the 13 year old, before he slipped her a quaalude and raped her, more than once.
Originally posted by DevilJin
Well, people criticize Elizabeth Hasselbeck for her views but count on Whoopi to say something absolutely stupid. This is the same woman who said dog-fighting was a part of Southern culture during the whole Michael Vick thing, despite being a complete lie and generalization.
I do think the case should be dropped because the woman who was "rape" but not "rape-raped", settled it out of court for a large sum and she is on Roman's side in wanting the case to be dropped.
[edit on 30-9-2009 by DevilJin]
Originally posted by TheColdDragon
All of you people disgust me. I mean deep down, seriously disgust me.
All Whoopi Goldberg was saying in the clip was that if you are going to talk about something, you talk about what actually happened, not what you "THINK" the law should be, not what you "THINK" the guy should be guilty of, not what you "THINK" a girl of 13 is capable of... what the person was actually sentenced for.
Statutory Rape should be repealed. Anyone who has willing sex, regardless of age or "Consequences" that may arise, is HAVING WILLING SEX. I don't care if you "THINK" a thirteen year old is incapable of consenting, I don't care if you "THINK" that someone fourty years older is a pervert, I don't care if you "THINK" that it's wrong.
I am so sick of how everyone hears sex next to twelve, thirteen or whatnot and instantly thinks that some innocent wench is getting raped.
Maybe it was in this case. Maybe it wasn't.
But all of you people who are for Statutory Rape as a law... I personally want to see terrible, terrible things happen to you... because you are ruining America.
You should not have extra laws when rape laws are sufficient for violent, involuntary sex. Statutory Rape is just an excuse for prudes to ruin the lives of innocent adult males because there is so much hatred of men in this culture.
Originally posted by muggl3z
Anyone who tries to lessen or defend what that guy did is showing their colors as pretty sick.