Enough already

Never underestimate the capacity for Hollywood folk to get themselves into an almighty ethical mess when one of their buddies does something morally reprehensible and basically gets away with it, to the outrage of the general public. Take Woody Allen for instance, who has popped up to defend Roman Polanski, the French director who sexually assaulted the then 13-year-old Samantha Geimer. The idiot.

According to Allen, Polanski is ‘an artist and a nice person who did something wrong and paid for it’. Paying for the statutory rape of a child, which included drugging her with Quaaludes and sodomy, despite her repeated pleas to stop, means fleeing to France after the judge suggested he spend some time in jail, and not actually paying any sort of penalty whatsoever.

Whether Allen does or doesn’t know that another woman – Charlotte Lewis – has come out and claimed that Polanski assaulted her when she was 16 years old, four years after he ran away from justice, is unclear. Maybe he should look at his friend in a different light, however.

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