Woody Allen Speaks Up For Roman Polanski
Good news, Roman Polanski, a man who cheated on his partner with her adopted daughter is on your side! On Saturday, director Woody Allen told the media at the Cannes Film Festival that Polanski is “embarrassed,” “has suffered” and “has paid his dues” for a 1977 incident where he provided drugs to a 13-year-old girl and then raped her. Polanksi served 42 days in prison back in ’78, but he fled to Europe, where he has lived and made films for decades. Recently, Polanksi has been under house arrest in Switzerland and is facing jail time in the United States. Late last week, another woman accused Polanski of sexually assaulting her over two decades ago. Actress Charlotte Lewis says the director “forced himself” on her when she was 16 and they were working on the film “Pirates” together. Lots of celebs (Natalie Portman, Diane von Furstenberg, Kristin Scott Thomas, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, etc.) have inexplicably signed a petition for Team Polanski. But none of that support is quite so laughable as that coming from Allen, who famously left Mia Farrow for her 22-year-old daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
Woody Allen, you don’t have much moral authority in this situation. Sit this one out, mkay? [Huffington Post]