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  • Roman Polanski is denied latest bid to resolve 40-year-old statutory rape case

    04/03/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | David Ng
    A Los Angeles County judge has denied the latest effort by filmmaker Roman Polanski to resolve his 40-year-old statutory rape case. In a written decision handed down Monday, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon echoed rulings by previous judges in the case, saying that Polanski’s “motions and corresponding requests are denied.” But the judge has agreed to a hearing later this month to consider a controversial piece of testimony that the filmmaker is seeking to unseal. In recent court filings and at a court hearing in March, Polanski asked to be sentenced in absentia, arguing that he has already...
  • Roman Polanski picked for French film panel, sparking outrage (French Oscars)

    01/23/2017 10:02:24 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2017 | staff
    The award-winning director has been wanted in the US for decades after admitting to sex with a minor. Mr Polanski, now 83, fled ahead of his sentencing for statutory rape in 1978. The Cesars have defended their choice, praising the director as an "insatiable aesthete". His role in the 2017 awards has outraged women right's groups, who have called for a boycott of next month's televised ceremony
  • ROMAN POLANSKI TO JUDGE SAY I'VE DONE MY TIME And I'll Come Back (Pedo Alert)

    03/11/2017 6:14:49 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 28 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/10/2017 3:15 PM PST | unknown
    Roman Polanski will come back to a California courtroom to face the judge over his fugitive status in his child rape case, but only if the judge says in advance that the director served his full time behind bars.
  • Report: Roman Polanski Wants to Return to U.S., Settle Child Rape Case

    02/16/2017 1:35:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Daniel Nussbaum
    Fugitive director Roman Polanski will reportedly attempt to have his decades-long child rape case resolved so that he may return to the United States without fear of arrest or incarceration. According to TMZ, the 83-year-old director’s attorney, Harland Braun, has asked a Los Angeles judge to review what it reports is a “long-secret transcript” of the prosecutor’s testimony during Polanski’s trial. The attorney claims the transcript proves that the Pianist director had agreed to a plea deal to serve just 48 days in jail, and that the judge had agreed to the deal. Polanski was convicted of raping a child...
  • Meryl Streep bashes Trump, but applauds a pedophile (Hollywood Values)

    01/09/2017 1:17:48 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/09/2017 | Todd Starnes
    Hollywood's utter contempt for President-Elect Donald Trump and Middle America was on full display during Sunday night’s Golden Globes. A who’s who of Hollywood A-listers unleashed a torrent of hateful remarks directed not only at the president-elect, but also toward his supporters (the folks Hillary deemed as irredeemable deplorables). --SNIP-- In 2003, she gave convicted child molester Roman Polanski a standing ovation after he was awarded an Oscar at the Academy Awards. She saluted a child molester – a deviant who had sex with a 13-year-old girl after drugging her.
  • Get Ready for the Last Sob Story to Destabilize Western Society

    12/22/2016 10:26:04 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 12/22/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    So, now, it's 'Port Actress Gets Probation for Sex with Underage Girls'. This is the signal about the excuse for adults declaring sexual open season on any and all children. It was portended in Vladimir Nabokov's 1959 novel 'Lolita', it was the kid's fault, as an at risk child in recovery from neglect and abuse, she was subject to increased risk of sexual acting out, so, she 'seduced' Humbert, so it was her fault.So decades after children had their innocence systematically robbed, the implication of Genesis 19:5, 'Bring them out, that we may know them', that every single man, woman...
  • Polish court rejects request to overturn Polanski extradition

    12/07/2016 1:14:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/16
    Poland's Supreme Court rejected a government request to return the extradition case of filmmaker Roman Polanski to a Krakow court. "Even if we agree with certain views contained in the appeal, we found that the ruling issued by the Krakow Court didn't violate the law," Judge Michal Laskowski said Tuesday. Polanski, a French-Polish director who is Jewish, fled the United States nearly four decades ago after being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl. An October 2015 ruling in a Krakow court blocked his extradition. Attorney General Zbigniew Ziobro said the ruling violated Poland’s extradition agreements with the U.S. Ziobro said...
  • Roman Polanski Extradition Request Rejected by Poland

    12/06/2016 4:21:15 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2016 | Martin M. Sobczyk
    WARSAW—Poland’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Roman Polanski can’t be handed over to the U.S., ending the Polish conservative government’s bid to extradite the filmmaker.
  • Polish prosecutors drop push to extradite wanted director Roman Polanski to the US

    11/27/2015 9:06:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015 | ·Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland – Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it. Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court's refusal of extradition to be "right" and said they found no grounds to appeal it.
  • Harvey Weinstein accused of groping Italian woman, 22, in his office at Tribeca Film Center: sources

    03/30/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is being accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model on the opening weekend of his Radio City “New York Spring Spectacular,” police sources said Monday. The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretense of talking business, sources told the Daily News. The woman told cops that Weinstein — a married, 63-year-old father of five — groped her private area and her breasts around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., the sources said. “He...
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • US prosecutors ask Poland to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski

    01/11/2015 6:43:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Warsaw Voice, The ^ | January 8, 2015 | Warsaw Voice, The
    US prosecutors have sent Poland extradition request for Polish-born filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is wanted in the United States on charges from 1977 for unlawful sex with a minor, an official said Wednesday. Poland has received the request because Polanski has been visiting Poland, preparing for his new movie “An Officer and a Spy”.
  • Poland fails to arrest Roman Polanski… again

    10/31/2014 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Convicted child rapist and pedophile Roman Polanski found himself once again briefly detained by authorities in Poland this week. And yet again, he was released despite requests from the United States to hold him for extradition. But before getting to the details, it’s worth pausing for a moment to note how CNN chose to describe the situation. Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview. Yes, I suppose you could choose to say that he...
  • Rosemary’s Baby: A Warning to the Curious

    01/17/2014 4:39:15 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 17, 2014 | K. V. Turley
    Unexpectedly, I came across a reference to NBC re-making Rosemary’s Baby into a four-hour mini-series; press reports suggest that shooting has already begun this month. With this news, a fear began to grip as my thoughts returned to the original.Strange tales grow up around movies. Like many before and since, Rosemary’s Baby has had its fair share. There is one, however, regarding that 1968 movie that to this day, continues to disquiet, revealing as it does a tale seemingly darker than that which transpired upon the screen.Sharon Tate was one of the “faces” of the 1960s—like Christie and Bardot;...
  • Mia and Ronan Farrow Slam Golden Globes' Woody Allen Tribute Via Twitter

    01/13/2014 10:40:54 AM PST · by diverteach · 43 replies
    E! Online ^ | 1/13/2014 | Lilly Harrison
    Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow didn't hold back their disdain for Woody Allen on Twitter Sunday evening. The mother and son tweeted out against the tribute to the director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. "Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #GIRLS," Mia tweeted when Allen's tribute began to start. Diane Keaton accepted the Cecil. B. DeMille Award on behalf of the Hollywood heavyweight—extolling the director's work with actresses, dropping a few curse words and even singing during her monologue. But Ronan's tweet made it clear that he wouldn't be offering any tributes at his house....
  • Just In from Cannes: Polanski blames Obamacare and Big Pharma for “SheMales”

    05/26/2013 8:09:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-26-2013 | MOTUS
    We spent our first four years blaming everything on former President Bush, So long, butt not goodbye. We’ve now decided to (finally) move on to more sophisticated defenses for our inherent inadequacies. The new excuse alibi immunity is provided by defenses variously known as “the Sgt. Schultz,” “the Nuremberg” or the “Three Wise Monkeys” (I think we can reject that last one out of hand; not because it’s a dog whistle, butt because of the “wise” part.). (SNIP) Now, before you get out there and fire up the charcoal grill, or campfire if you’re in one of the Global Warming...
  • Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

    05/25/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT · by thecodont · 58 replies
    AFP - Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Saturday blamed birth control pills for "masculinising" women, as he premiered what he called a satire on sexism. Polanski unveiled "Venus in Fur" starring his wife Emmanuelle Seigner, which was the last movie in competition to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Asked by a reporter how his views of women had changed over time, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes. "I think that now offering flowers to a lady becomes indecent, that's how I feel about it," he told a...
  • Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich

    09/16/2011 11:52:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    BBCNews ^ | September 16, 2011
    Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich Director Roman Polanski is to collect a career honour at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on child sex charges. Organisers say the 78-year-old will attend the gala to receive his award which he was set to pick up in 2009. Swiss police arrested Polanski on his arrival in the country over his 1977 US conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He was held for 10 months before Swiss courts decided not to extradite him. The tribute ceremony to present Polanski with his lifetime...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn: sexual contact with chambermaid 'consensual'

    05/17/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 91 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10:51PM BST 17 May 2011 | Jon Swaine
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will admit he had sexual contact with the hotel chambermaid who alleges he attacked her, but insist it was consensual, his lawyers have indicated. The International Monetary Fund chief allegedly locked the maid in his suite at Manhattan's Sofitel on Saturday and forced her to give him oral sex. He was denied $1m bail and is being held at Rikers Island jail. However in a hint at what may become his main line of defence, his attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said at New York criminal court: "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter". It...
  • Caption this photo

    03/15/2011 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    03/15/2011
    Roman Polanski goofing around with Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, John C Reilly and Jodi Foster. They are in his next film.