Everyone in Hollywood has an opinion on Roman Polanski.
Many feel the matter should be put to rest — so much time has passed, and the director’s personal horrors have been punishment enough, they say. Even Samantha Geimer, the woman who accused him of having sex with her when she was 13, has filed for a dismissal of the charges.
Others argue that authorities must see his case to the end: No one is above the law, and Polanski’s debt to society must be paid if we’re committed to protecting children from sexual predators, or valuing the contributions of women.
Even Polanski’s own legal team seems divided, with one side not always sure what the other side is doing.
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HE’S COMING BACK TO THE U.S.:
Polanski May Choose to Face U.S. Justice
U.S. Files Polanski Extradition Request
U.S. Asks Swiss for Gift-Wrapped Polanski
Polanski Denied Bail by Swiss Court
Swiss Reject Polanski’s Bid for Prison Release
NOT SO FAST:
Polanski to Sweeten Bail Offer, This Time in Cash
Lawyer Denies Polanski Ready to Return to U.S.
Lawyers File for Polanski’s Release
Will Polanski Walk? Do the Math
THEY WERE RIGHT TO NAB HIM:
Swiss Parliament Signs Off on Polanski Arrest
Swiss Authorities Tipped U.S. to Polanski’s Arrival
The Polanski Case: Taking Stock After the Extradition Request
Bill Maher: Grilled: On Letterman, Polanski, Atheists and Whether He’s Ever Done His Show High
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?:
Polanski Arrest Brings Shock, Amazement in Hollywood
French President Criticizes Polanski Arrest
HASN’T HE SUFFERED ENOUGH?:
Roman Polanski’s Landmark Friday the 13th
Polanski’s Victim: ‘Drop the Charges’
Petition for the Release of Roman Polanski
Polanski ‘Tired and Depressed’ in Swiss Prison
Polanski Moved From Prison for Medical Treatment
HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY IS WAY OVERDUE:
Roman Polanski: A Call Out to Female Directors
Schwarzenegger: No Pardon for Polanski
Support for Polanski Makes My Blood Boil
Would Obama Pardon Polanski?
BESIDES, HE’S AN IMPORTANT ARTIST:
Support for Polanski Strengthens … As Does the Backlash
Polanski Docu Director Heads to Switzerland
Polanski Trying to Complete Film From Jail
BESIDES, HE’S A CREEP:
Polanski Supporters Retrench or Retreat
‘My Dad Helped Polanski Escape’
Polanski Said He’d Pay $500,000 to End Lawsuit
How a girl’s stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle