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  • Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion picture academy over expulsion

    05/09/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    Just days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Roman Polanski from its ranks, the director's attorney sent a letter to the organization Tuesday morning, arguing the move was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if Polanski is not granted a hearing. In his letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said the academy had failed to follow both its own rules and California law in denying the Oscar-winning director a chance to present his own case. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion...
  • Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski From Membership

    05/03/2018 11:33:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kristopher Tapley
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanksi from its membership ranks. The move comes a week after Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault brought against him by Andrea Constand, and after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was first expelled from the organization last year. Polanski has been on the lam for 40 years, ever since fleeing the country while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape in 1978. The decision to remove Cosby and Polanski from the membership was made Tuesday,...
  • ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is horribly frightening: 1968 review(released 50 years ago, this summer)

    03/07/2018 11:12:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/11/2015 | Kathleen Carroll
    Right to its bitter end, there is no escaping “Rosemary’s Baby.” On film Ira Levin’s best selling novel is as horribly frightening as it was on paper. Few people could put Levin’s book down. By the same token, viewers of the movie at the Criterion and Loew’s Tower East Theatres will find themselves compelled to see it through. It is that tantalizing a shocker. The subject matter is peculiarly repugnant. It is witchcraft, not as practiced in Salem or the like, but as taken seriously in our very own city. The setting is an apartment house modeled after those venerable...
  • 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...
  • Release Polanski, demands petition by film industry luminaries [FLASHBACK]

    12/09/2017 3:55:24 AM PST · by Enchante · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | September 29, 2009 | Catherine Shoard
    Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese today added their names to a petition demanding the immediate release of Roman Polanski from detention in Zurich. The director was arrested on Saturday over a three-decade-old underage sex case when he arrived to receive a lifetime achievement award at the city's film festival. "Film-makers in France, in Europe, in the United States and around the world are dismayed by this decision," says the petition, which is co-ordinated by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD), a film industry organisation which also represents performance and visual artists.
  • Report: Child Rapist Roman Polanski Under LAPD Investigation Over 7 New Accusation

    12/05/2017 3:17:29 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2017 | JOHN NOLTE
    --SNIP-- Some ten years ago, Hollywood and Europe’s film elite came together to launch a campaign to “Free Polanski,” a public relations stumble the industry has never really recovered from, a debacle that makes more sense now that we know the truth about an industry that appears to be populated only by abusers, their enablers, and their victims. Over the years, additional accusers have come forward against Polanski and accused him of molesting them as minors. The Sun now claims that on top of those, he “has been accused of sexually abusing a string of women and children.” Seven in...
  • iMetPolanski BACKLASH - Nabokov's Humbert (Lolita) Blames the Victim

    11/07/2017 12:15:17 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 11-6-17 | CharlesOconnell
    We're well along the way to legalizing adult-child sex, on the pretext that 'the kid seduced me'. I've seen such behavior, it ALWAYS indicates the child has undergone traumatic early sexualization. The child was, will be and remains, constitutionally incapable of consent.LifeSiteNews is the bearer of bad news, about the fact that the grandkids of After the Ball have determined that they will queer your kids.
  • CERNOVICH EXCLUSIVE: New Roman Polanski Sexual Abuse Victim Speaks Out. “I was 10 years old.”

    10/16/2017 12:49:04 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    cernovich dot com ^ | Oct 2017 | Tom Chadilay
    WARNING: Story contains disturbing information. New disturbing allegations have surfaced in the social media uproar regarding accused serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. These new allegations implicate Weinstein’s old friend and fugitive child rapist, Roman Polanski. Artist Marianne Barnard out of Santa Barbara posted allegations on her Twitter profile that “#RomanPolanski took photos of me naked & in fur coat on beach in Malibu, I was 10 yrs old. He went on from there. This ends now #ROSEARMY.” The hashtag #rosearmy is in reference to actress Rose McGowan’s new twitter movement to expose Hollywood sexual predators. Marianne grew up in Malibu...
  • Trump's Justice Dep moves on Weinstein-- orders FBI to open probe-fears he will 'do a Polanski'

    10/12/2017 5:03:38 AM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Oct 11, 2107 | Ryan Parry
    **full**title** EXCLUSIVE: Trump's Justice Department moves on Harvey Weinstein and orders FBI to open probe over fears he will 'do a Polanski'**snip** .... the movie exec appeared to have a last minute change of heart and decided to travel to Arizona for treatment instead at The Meadows center. DailyMail.com understands the move came at the behest of the Department of Justice, run by Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul. While it is unknown whether the DOJ order came directly from Sessions, the move is likely to...
  • Rape Victim Asks Judge To End Polanski Case

    06/09/2017 5:38:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    cbsla ^ | 06/09/2017
    Samantha Geimer asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon to either dismiss the unlawful sex with a minor case against Polanski, or issue a sentence without Polanski present. Gordon said at the end of Friday’s hearing that he would take the request under consideration, but did not indicate when he would issue a ruling. The 54-year-old Geimer appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for the first time on the director’s behalf.
  • 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 · 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...
  • 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.