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  • Quentin Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim

    02/08/2018 11:40:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | February 8, 2018 | Brent Lang
    Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Samantha Geimer after suggesting that she wanted to have sex with Roman Polanski when she was 13. SNIIP Facing an online backlash, Tarantino has changed his position and called his remarks “cavalier.” “Fifteen years later, I realize how wrong I was,” Tarantino said. “Ms. Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski.” SNIP
  • Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 defense of Roman Polanski rediscovered online ('She Was Down With It')

    02/06/2018 12:11:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2018, | Kate Feldman
    Amid controversy over Uma Thurman’s near-fatal “Kill Bill” stunt, a 15-year-old interview with Quentin Tarantino went viral online Monday. The 2003 Howard Stern interview included an almost eight-minute defense of Roman Polanski by the famous director. “He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape. It’s not the same thing. He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down...it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world,” Tarantino told the shock jock. “You can’t throw the word ‘rape’ around. It’s like throwing the...
  • LAPD Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in 1975

    12/12/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2017
    Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman’s claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the allegations are so old that criminal charges couldn’t be brought, even if proven. Although the statute of limitations has long expired, law enforcement officials may be able to use any evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases. Authorities are now probing the case because Los Angeles detectives “will always take a report from any victim and then determine if the case is within the statute of limitations,” police spokesman Josh Rubenstein...
  • Charles Manson Obituary

    11/20/2017 6:41:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    youtube / various | 11/20/2017
    Madman, murderer,songwriter. Some links below
  • PIERS MORGAN: Spare me Hollywood’s hypocritical horror over Harvey Weinstein [TR]

    10/11/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    I spoke to Harvey Weinstein on Monday night. 'Harvey…how's your life?' I asked, winning myself the Most Stupid Question of the Year Award. He sighed loudly, paused for a second or two, then chuckled, wryly. 'My life? It's really not that great right now to be honest, Piers…' At the time, he was still fighting to save his movie mogul career, and his marriage, after the New York Times bombshell report disclosing he had paid off eight women for sexual harassment. Weinstein asked to go off-the-record, and we talked for another minute or so before I heard urgent mutterings and...
  • Fourth Woman Accuses Roman Polanski Of Rape

    10/03/2017 8:02:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2017 | John Sexton
    German actress Renate Langer is now 61-years-old but she claims Roman Polanski raped her twice in 1972 when she was a 15-year-old student. Langer made a formal complaint with Swiss police last month. From the NY Times: By her account, she was introduced to Mr. Polanski after she began working for a modeling agency in Munich in high school and said she had traveled to visit him in Gstaad, with the permission of her parents, because he had indicated an interest in casting her in a movie.Mr. Polanski, she said, raped her in a bedroom of his home, and...
  • Third Woman Accuses Roman Polanski of Sex Attack

    08/15/2017 10:59:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/16
    Another woman has come forward to say she was sexually molested in the 1970s by the film director Roman Polanski. The woman, named only as Robin, told a news conference that the alleged attack happened in 1973 when she was 16. She is the third woman to accuse Polanski of child abuse. He fled the US in 1978 after admitting statutory rape of a 13 year old.
  • 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 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 · 29 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Sister of Manson victim Sharon Tate delivers petition urging California to deny parole

    06/21/2016 2:24:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Sharon Tate's sister Debra has handed in a petition with 139,000 signatures on it to California governor Jerry Brown, appealing to him to intervene in the parole release of a Charles Manson follower. The actress was murdered by Manson's gang at the age of 26 in August 1969. Tate, who was eight months pregnant by film director husband Roman Polanski, was one of seven people killed in two separate massacres.
  • 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.
  • Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 February 2015 Last updated at 12:03 ET | BBC
    Film director Roman Polanski is to attend an extradition hearing in court after the US lodged a request with Poland to have him brought back. Polish-born Polanski has been wanted by US police since 1977, when he fled the country after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • Alan Dershowitz tries to get noted child rapist, Roman Polanski off the hook in US courts

    12/17/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Halloween we once again narrowly missed a chance to drag confessed pedophile and child rapist Roman Polanski back to the United States to face justice for his monstrous crimes when Poland refused to honor our requests. That was undoubtedly a frustrating experience for many observers, but it won’t hold a candle to how most of us will feel if celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz has his way. He is seeking to throw the case out entirely so that the known sex offender can freely travel back and forth to America. Alan M. Dershowitz, a lawyer whose celebrity clients...