Polanski in Swiss Jail

No one has filmed a movie JAIL BAIT although the two words immediately bring to mind Roman Polanski, who was arrested in 1977 for seducing a 13 year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house. Polanski had anally assault the girl for fear of knocking her up. Many film people defended Polanski at the time, saying the girl’s parent should have been more protective and the director’s comment in his defense ‘I didn’t think see was that old’ seems to gain traction with the male populace, especially in the hedonistic age of Quaaludes.

(Polanski had given the young girl half of a Rorer 714)

The teenage girl’s testimony painted a different picture.

“I said no several times, and then, well, gave up on that.”

After hearing this information the judge rethought the plea bargain for Polanski simply serving a short sentence. The threat of 3 years and deportation forced the director to flee the country forever. His flight came to an end this weekend when Swiss Police arrested him for possible extradition to the USA to serve out his sentence. France protested his arrest, but the Swiss are dealing with US efforts to undercover secret bank holdings by US citizens. Polanski is a pawn in this game.

The victim of his assault is now 39.

She received a settlement from Polanski ages ago

Polanski was headed to a film festival where his work was to be honored by the Swiss film industry.

Funny way of showing their appreciation, n’est pas?

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