Weitz Comes to ‘New Moon’ Pirate’s Defense

Director says case against woman accused of filming hit movie is ‘unfair’

Last Updated: December 9, 2009 @ 6:32 PM

New development in the case of Samantha Tumpach, the New Moon-themed birthday party attendee now facing hard prison time for videotaping the movie (among other things, including the singing of “The Birthday Song,”) in an Illinois movie theater. Summit Entertainment continues to be tight-lipped about the incident, but one sparkly prince has come to her rescue: New Moon director Chris Weitz. Distraught over what he deemed to have been an unfair she-piratehunt, Weitz sent an email to the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Needless to say, the case seems to me terribly unfair and I would like to do what I can to address this,” Weitz wrote in an e-mail.

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