Video: Whoopi says Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape”

posted at 9:30 am on September 29, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

How low will Hollywood go in defending Roman Polanski? Former Oscar hostess Whoopi Goldberg tries to parse the meaning of rape between rape and something called “rape-rape” — which, if you read the testimony of Polanski’s victim, Polanski literally did by raping her and then sodomizing her. Goldberg tries to argue that Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape, not actual rape, which is true, and that he served a sentence — which is absolutely false:

Tommy Christopher can hardly believe this argument:

What I find much more disturbing is that, in that clip and another one that’s posted at Jezebel, the ladies of The View engage in some terrifying “debate” about what happened to then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer. Whoopi floats the notion that rape “wasn’t the allegation,” and that the victim “was aware,” and Melissa Gilbert thinks it makes a difference that “Mom was in the building.”

What the EFF? I hate to even point out the sickeningly obvious here. First of all, “rape-rape” was the allegation. Samantha Geimer testified that she told Polanski “No!” While Polanski denies this, he loses a couple of credibility points by drugging and sodomizing a 13 year old girl. I’d say she gets the benefit of the doubt here.

Notwithstanding that, though, is that the standard of consent now, “She was aware?” Keep an eye on your drinks, ladies, because in Whoopi’s world, the right dose of rohypnol will leave you just conscious enough to have deserved it.

Although Polanski got a deal in which the counts of actual rape and sodomy got dropped, the victim’s testimony makes clear that Polanski did both, and it wasn’t consensual at all. He drugged his victim to make her more compliant, and then forced himself on her twice despite her protestations. Whoopi wants to focus on the age of the victim and the reduced charge for the plea agreement to make it into a Lolita situation, perhaps where the girl and her mother stalked Polanski, rather than a violent rape and sodomy.

I’m curious how other Hollywood feminists see this. Debra Winger defended Polanski yesterday and demanded that the US drop the charges, after many years of feminist complaints from Winger about the Hollywood system. She doesn’t appear to apply her standards and values to a male director who victimized a child trying to break into the business, but Winger will gas on for hours about how older women get mistreated by Hollywood. This seems to be a big credibility test for Hollywood, one which they are flunking — badly.

Not everyone has flunked it, however. Washington Post’s reliable liberal voice Eugene Robinson contradicts Anne Applebaum (who absurdly claimed not to know that her husband was pushing for Polanski’s release and the withdrawal of the arrest warrant) and wonders what the hell is wrong with Polanski’s defenders:

Polanski has dual French-Polish citizenship, and officials in Paris and Warsaw are outraged. Which makes me outraged. What’s their beef? That Polanski is 76? That he makes great movies? That he only fled to escape what might well have been an unjust sentence? Sorry, mes amis, but none of this matters. If you decide to become a fugitive, you accept the risk that someday you might get caught.

Much has been made of the fact that Polanski’s victim, now 45, has said she no longer feels any anger toward him and does not want to see him jailed. But it’s irrelevant what the victim thinks and feels as a grown woman. What’s important is what she thought and felt at age 13, when the crime was committed. Those who argue that there’s something unjust about Polanski’s arrest are essentially accepting his argument that it’s possible for a 13-year-old girl, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, to “consent” to sex with a man in his 40s. Or maybe his defenders are saying that drugging and raping a child is simply not such a big deal.

As far as I’m concerned, it’s a huge deal. Even in France, it should be a big deal. This isn’t about a genius who is being hounded for flouting society’s hidebound conventions. It’s about a rich and powerful man who used his fame and position to assault — in every sense, to violate — an innocent child.

And it’s about a man who ran away rather than face the consequences of his actions. Before any sentence could be imposed, he absconded like a weasel to live a princely life in France.

Only a moron or a moral midget would read the transcripts and the actual facts of the case and conclude that Polanski deserves to avoid accountability for this crime. Unfortunately, Hollywood is filled with both.

Update: Jazz Shaw notes that both Goldberg and Winger are active in a certain kind of charity work:

I did some quick checking at “Look to the Stars” which promotes charitable work by celebrities, and Debra Winger is listed as one of their most prominent advocates for women’s issues charities. And what is the fourth most prominently championed organization there? The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. And who else is listed as a key supporter on the same page? Why, it’s none other than Whoopi Goldberg, whose profile includes the following:

The comedienne has channeled her celebrity into bringing attention to countless causes including AIDS, children’s issues, healthcare and substance abuse.

So, Ms. Winger and Ms. Goldberg are both prominent activists in the protection of females and children. Unless, of course, the female child in question crosses paths with the great Roman Polanski, in which case, well… you know… we understand they’re all kind of whores at that age, right?

Apparently that’s the message coming from Hollywood feminists and defenders of children like Goldberg and Winger.

Update: As for the argument that the judge was going to unfairly renege on Polanski’s plea bargain, Michael Stickings has the most sensible answer for that:

If the case was politically motivated or mishandled … let the evidence be presented in a court of law, not in the faux court of the pro-celebrity press.

Exactly.

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You waterboard KSM?

You’re a horrible person

Rape-rape a 13 year old?

You are AWWWWWWEEEEESOME!

blatantblue on September 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM

The silence of the NOWS.

faol on September 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM

No one has ever accused Whoopi of being “smart-smart”.

elduende on September 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Just when you think Whoopi and her cohorts on the The View couldn’t get any stupider they say crap like that and take stupid to yet another level.

Paradox Drive on September 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM

The silence of the NOWS.

faol on September 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Beat me to it. Not a peep.

marklmail on September 29, 2009 at 9:36 AM

No, it’s not “RAPE-rape” … it’s just rape, so that makes it ok, because he’s a brilliant Hollywood director. But if it was a Republican Senator, then it’d be RAPE-rape and not just rape.

Tony737 on September 29, 2009 at 9:36 AM

He admitted to drugging and having sex with a 13 year old. What is her definition of rape? Is ain’t the law’s.

Skipper50 on September 29, 2009 at 9:36 AM

So the little girl asked for it?
She was done a favor because it was a celebrity?

How warped Whoopi is

seven on September 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

I don’t ususally respond to anything hollywood says b/cause they are fools and cannot be reasoned with but how they defended clinton came to mind when I saw the headline.

ohiobabe on September 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

lol these people are so delusional

its almost comical

blatantblue on September 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

What is it with liberals and underaged sex. The ACORN workers were unfazed by the thought of child sex slaves. Woopi is blithely indifferent to the notion of an 8th grader being drugged and savaged by a middle aged man.

Tool.

Mojave Mark on September 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

So…are all sincere “date rape” (i.e. drugged and exploited or by force) cases now not as serious as, what, stranger rape? For any woman who has experienced this, Whoopi ought to be totally wrung out to dry on this count. Women already face an uphill battle proving their cases, even in our liberal society.

Thanks for that.

Diane on September 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Just when you think that the Hollywood cesspool can’t get any stinkier, a new stench bubbles to the surface.

This is not the Hollywood of John Wayne and Steve McQueen any longer; most of the current crop of actors are human trash.

Bishop on September 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM

…I don’t like it when we’re passionate about something and we don’t have all the facts.

…they said this on The View.

The irony incites my bloodthirst.

MadisonConservative on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

To the thinking of the Hollywood libertine, the 13-year-old girl enjoyed her “awakening,” therefore Polanski is not a criminal but a treasured mentor.

How can we so soon forget the scene from the “Vagina Monlogues” wherein one character recounts the thrill of being raped at 13 by an older woman? Hollywood hasn’t forgotten.

FlameWarrior on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

ACORN also seemed to not raise an eyebrow regarding using 13 year old girls for the sex trade.

seven on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

hoihobabe

Big Dawg never raped a minor, let’s keep our Clinton Derangement Syndrome away from this actual rape cant we?

Good Grief

ginaswo on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

It all depends on what the definition of is is.
Now if he had emailed a page then that would have been a serious matter indeed.

RagTag on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

You waterboard KSM?

You’re a horrible person

Rape-rape a 13 year old?

You are AWWWWWWEEEEESOME!

blatantblue on September 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM

We know that the CIA didn’t torture-torture the terrorists, but the Left wants everyone to believe we did.

SouthernGent on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

As a rape victim I have to say to Whoopie..STFU. Her comments really offend me…rape is rape no matter. PLus, the girl was drugged! I dont think we’ll hear from any feminazi’s tho…they have been very quiet recently.

becki51758 on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Ladies on ‘The View’ doing their best ACORN impersonation.

PappaMac on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Ahh yes… this from the same woman philosopher who thought McCain was going to bring back slavery to the United States…

No no.. see, Polanski’s a LEFTIST so it’s ok.

Just like Clinton.
Just like Chavez.
Just like Castro.
Just like Edwards.
Just like Obama.

We’re just not smart enough to cast judgement on their enlightened actions.

Skywise on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

I would expect this from someone who values human life so little.

elderberry on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

The liberals morality on display. Sex is good. Everyone does it. You should have/get sex as much as you can because sex is good. Since this is all about sex, there is no crime here.

Anyone who tells you that you can’t have sex is a neanderthal bigot meany neocon religious hypocrite and who is probably a bigot who wants to impose his morality on you.

Skandia Recluse on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

oh for cripes sake

this is why moderates run away from the right

the definition of IS? that was a 20 something intern who had the hots for him not a 13 yr old drugged with ludes and sodomized

you think Whoopi is a tool for not telling the difference and then you display the same insanity!

ginaswo on September 29, 2009 at 9:40 AM

You know, all that would have to happen for these braindead, child-rape-supporting degenerate celebutards to call for Polanski’s head on a platter is for him to say he’s a Republican.

Good Lt on September 29, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I’ll bet if Polanski were a Republican that no one in Hollywood would be defending him.

Physics Geek on September 29, 2009 at 9:40 AM

No one has ever accused Whoopi of being “smart-smart”.

elduende on September 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Nor, hopefully, have been subjected to Whoopi-Whoopi!

WashJeff on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Do these cackling women read the newspaper before the show? What an embarrassment!

iam7545 on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

…I don’t like it when we’re passionate about something and we don’t have all the facts.

That covers every Liberal cause Hollyweird involves itself in. Whoopi Goldberg…the epitome of class. Low class.

kingsjester on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

It seems all Hollywood has gone ACORN on us!

Linnea on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

becki51758 on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

God Bless you…

D2Boston on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Anyone who tells you that you can’t have sex is a neanderthal bigot meany neocon religious hypocrite and who is probably a bigot who wants to impose his morality on you.

Skandia Recluse on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

You forgot the bible and gun clinging.

RagTag on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

WHAT IF THAT HAPPENED TO YOUR 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER?

This really makes me angry.

Bob's Kid on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Ed doesn’t blog blog

he just blogs

blatantblue on September 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM

I hope someone robs her house, but not “robs, robs” her house.

javamartini on September 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM

that was a 20 something intern who had the hots for him not a 13 yr old drugged with ludes and sodomized

You’d go to jail if you were a 20-something intern who raped a 13 year old, retard. It doesn’t matter what your politics are.

Unless, of course, you’re a liberal. Then it’s OK to rape a 13 year old (apparently).

Good Lt on September 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM

I just sat through that video of the View segment.

I have NO IDEA what Whoopi is trying to say. WTF is she talking about? Does She even know?

I shouldn’t comment because I have no idea what I just watched.

bridgetown on September 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM

I’ve seen a movie trailer about a time where no one on earth can lie (except one pervert). If no one on earth could lie (except ONE President) the libs would be history in this country so fast it would make your head spin. Oh and the Republicans would be free of the corruptocrats too.
This isn’t Whoopie ignorance, this is Whoopie’s whoppers!

Christian Conservative on September 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Having a problem with rape is racist.

LibTired on September 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

That’s the longest I’ve seen Behar keep her yap shut, for sure. But when she did speak, pinch me…did she actually make sense?

JetBoy on September 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

One of Goldberg’s granddaughters, Jerzey, is eleven.

Whoopi, if in two years….

Wethal on September 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

WHAT IF THAT HAPPENED TO YOUR 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER?

This really makes me angry.

Bob’s Kid on September 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

She was clear. She didn’t necessarily want her 13 year old daughter having sex.

sammypants on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Changing the definition to fit your agenda.

Global warming = climate change

Tax = NOT when the government is taking your money

Rape = rape-rape

BadgerHawk on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

More proof that liberal women are anti-woman, anti-feminist.
Look at the treatment of Sarah Palin and her daughters by the “feminists.”
Now because Polanski is one of their own, they excuse it.
Disgusting.

cubachi on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

ginaswo on September 29, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Ohiobabe made a legitimate connection between the two in that the left will always moralize-away the crimes and indiscretions of “their” people. Polanski raped a girl in the name of art and Clinton lied about his adultery with an intern but kept the trains running on time.

Bishop on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

let’s not forget that OJ was innocent also!

patrick neid on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

These Holywood types confuse me when it comes to situations like this. But it does help me to understand why they weren’t outraged how women are treated in the extreme elements of Islam.

Woman’s rights for me, not for thee.

booter on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

And Bill Clinton didn’t commit perjury-perjury.

These people are manifestly immoral. They don’t even attempt sophistry anymore. Just illiterate grunting that sounds deep and profound.

jeff_from_mpls on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Ladies on ‘The View’ doing their best ACORN impersonation.

PappaMac on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

LOLOLOL…perfect

Jeff from WI on September 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM

This is the same crowd that practically sang “Stand By Your Man” during the Clinton/Lewinsky affair.

I’m convinced that Whoopi Goldberg is not human. She is an animal in a human body. She may not go as far as eating her young, but IIRC she aborted quite a few of them.

Scum.

Wanderlust on September 29, 2009 at 9:45 AM

I have NO IDEA what Whoopi is trying to say.

Neither does she, but she would if Polanski were somehow a Republican.

She’s a terminally-afflicted leftwingnut. All they know how to do is quack and sqwak about invisible, sinister, nonexistent ‘Republican’ boogeymen.

Good Lt on September 29, 2009 at 9:45 AM

[blatantblue on September 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM]

Nice one.

Dusty on September 29, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Speaking as someone whose family has survived the CRIME of rape. I would love to slap these botoxed bitches silly.
There is no ‘tier system’ to rape. Maybe these Hollyweird hos should ask Fran Drescher or Kelly McGillis (two celebs who have suffered rape themselves) what their thoughts are on this. The victim of this was a child for god’s sake and these idiots are supporting a man (I use that term very loosley) who drugged (premeditation) and raped a child

ZeeMI on September 29, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Maybe from now on we should only capture 13 yr. old female terrorists. Assassinate all others.

Griz on September 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Does the N.O.W. gang exist any more? The seem VERY quiet when they should be out front defending a 13 year old FUTURE woman.

Jeff from WI on September 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM

That Hollywood trash defies logic and morality.

rplat on September 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Can you see Catholic priests using the same excuse? Since Catholics are forgiving people and priests do “God’s work”, wouldn’t the same standards apply?

djaymick on September 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Kudos to Sherri Shepherd! (And, even Joy Behar.)

Maybe this is another class thing, like the Professor Gates matter. Remember the case several years ago where a adult woman got herself drunk in a bar, and the men who engaged in “consensual” sex with her were convicted of rape because a drunk person cannot give consent? I don’t recall these Polanski defenders speaking up for the men back then.

Would the Polanski defenders have stood up for the late Russ Meyer if he faced a similar charge?

Ira on September 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM

The excuse BY women regarding the rape of a 13 year old girl, is why I’ll never understand women.

Jeff from WI on September 29, 2009 at 9:47 AM

HALF-PINT didn’t turn out too well.

cat-scratch on September 29, 2009 at 9:47 AM

[bridgetown on September 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM]

I think what she is try to say, in her own flustered way, is that this is a pretty common activity in Hollywood.

Dusty on September 29, 2009 at 9:48 AM

These women need a good slapping line. They so infuriate me!!!

mizflame98 on September 29, 2009 at 9:48 AM

She was friggin’ THIRTEEN.

End of story. He’s extremely guilty and deserves prison even if he didn’t exactly grope-grope her let alone anything else.

mankai on September 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Is Meghan McCain still down with this crew?

Chris_Balsz on September 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

The good new for Whoopi is that she would most likely be passed over by the likes of Roman Polanski who might be in a “rapist sort of mind“.

J_Crater on September 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Juanita Broderick, Paula Jones, Samantha Geimer, Mary Jo Kopechne. Oh, and the ACORN sting.

WTH is it with liberals and women? Is it ok to treat women as property as long as you’re pro-choice? Are the liberal women willing to sell themselves & their sisters out so cheaply?

Whoopi now has exactly 0 credibility on anything. I would boycott ABC for airing her show, but I don’t watch ABC anyhow.

I remember years ago (1970s) on the local WABC NY station, the weatherman, Tex Antoine, got caught up in the push for light hearted banter on the news and made a rape joke about the woman should lie back and enjoy it. He was fired by the end of the newscast. Whoopi needs to be fired too.

rbj on September 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

It doesn’t matter what this girl said or did (and I believe her when she says she told him no), and it doesn’t matter where her mother was or what her mother was doing. Polanski was a 40-something man, and Samantha was a thirteen-year old girl. There was no possible justification or excuse for Polanski to have sex with her. Even if she’d been dancing naked in front of him and saying “c’mon, do me” it wouldn’t matter. Thirteen-year olds are legally incapable of consenting to sex with adults — and no sentient adult should need to have that explained to him.

Polanski raped a child, and everybody who is trying to excuse, condone, or rationalize away that fact should be ashamed of themselves.

AZCoyote on September 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Great post Diane. You are so right. Everytime something like this happens where the true victim is blamed, we take huge leaps back in justice.

BioTeachEd on September 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Well then, which no means no, the no from an adult woman or the no from a child?

Hollywood excusing Hollywood..Child rape.

Speakup on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

One of Goldberg’s granddaughters, Jerzey, is eleven.

Whoopi, if in two years….

Wethal on September 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

I don’t wish anything bad on the girl at all.

But.

I swear, if that girl (or any young female relative of Whoopi’s) ever finds herself on the wrong end of a Polanski, and Whoopi says so much as a peep against the perp, I’ll be clamoring for this post’s video to be shoved down Whoopi’s throat.

Wanderlust on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Will any of it matter?
The law is the law. He skipped town. He will do his time, no??

bridgetown on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Not everyone has flunked it, however. Washington Post’s reliable liberal voice Eugene Robinson contradicts Anne Applebaum…

Glad to see someone in mainstream media circles is standing up for justice. I grew up with the kind of degenerates who accept this garbage. Time to put the screws on, and bear down.

(OT, apropos the media: FWIW I just dropped a comment on the Palin autobiography thread, which is winding down, about how the media is inevitably going to compare Palin’s ghostwritten autobio to Obama’s ‘self-authored’ one, and how that could be an opportunity to force the MSM to finally face allegations of fraud against Obama.)

RD on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

A whole page of this crap and nobody has used the word “pedophile” to describe this monster. This is where the libs are taking us. Wheeee.

LibTired on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

While what he did was awful (I can’t imagine wanting to sodomize a 13 year old girl), the victim has dropped the charges.

The victim doesn’t want to have to go through this AGAIN. She accepted a settlement (possibly the sentence or ‘punishment’ that he got). The only thing that could possibly come from this is vengeance. That and it wastes time and money – TAXPAYER money.

There are enough crimes going on today and enough violent criminals in AMERICA that are let out of jail early because of a lack of funds. Let’s let this guy remain in exile, banned from the US, and move on with our lives.

ThackerAgency on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Big Dawg never raped a minor,
////
What’s hohiobabe???…I never said he did,I said the way they defended him and his happy times came to mind.

ohiobabe on September 29, 2009 at 9:51 AM

You waterboard KSM?

You’re a horrible person

Rape-rape a 13 year old?

You are AWWWWWWEEEEESOME!

blatantblue on September 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM

It is a mental illness.

the_nile on September 29, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Whoopie doesn’t have kids, does she?

This be epic stupidio. I thought only Rosie capable of such nonsense, but Whoopie proves me wrong.

Mr. Joe on September 29, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Come on folks. The guy was considerate beyond all reasonable expectations. She was young and he was concerned for her comfort so he drugged her and he was also very concerned that she wouldn’t be burdened with a child so he sodomized her. Considering it was 30 years ago I really think we have to give kudos to the guy for being so progressive.

RagTag on September 29, 2009 at 9:52 AM

No, it’s not “RAPE-rape” … it’s just rape, so that makes it ok, because he’s a brilliant Hollywood director. But if it was a Republican Senator, then it’d be RAPE-rape and not just rape.

Tony737 on September 29, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Actually, it’d be rape-Rape-RAPE-RAPE, sexism, and a violation of her civil rights with a few references to “glass ceilings” thrown in… and this would apply to any non-union American.

mankai on September 29, 2009 at 9:53 AM

So I guess all that date rape and “no means no” crap is out the window. Thanks Whoopie! You just gave the green light to frat boys all across the country.

Or does this only apply to popular film directors? It’s all so confusing. Does the left publish a flow chart or something that explains how all their inconsistencies work?

RadClown on September 29, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Let’s close all the women’s shelters, because I’m certain all those wives and girlfriends are cognicent of their abuse, so it’s not abuse-abuse.

caygeon on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I thought it was mentioned that he’s MARRIED. Some woman married a guy that raped a 13 year old??

Women, your gender is SICK!

Jeff from WI on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

No, Whoopi,

RAPE-RAPE is exactly what Polanski did to the little girl…

And what your president is doing to our country.

So, STFU!

TXUS on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Jesus wept.

publiuspen on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

all she needs now is a red nose and big floppy shoes because she is the stupidist clown ive seen in a long time.

lees on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

It the liberal philosophy in action. Some people really are more equal than other people. The liberals think, “what’s the big deal, it was just a white trash child”. Melissa Gilbert is such a loser.

bloggless on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

JetBoy on September 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

I was going to say the same thing. Am I in the Twilight Zone? Behar said something reasonable and responsible. But it was easy to see the sides, the “actors” are making excuses for the director, the non-actors think he’s a scum bag.

Hooray for Hollywierd….

Hog Wild on September 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM

the victim has dropped the charges.
ThackerAgency on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

I don’t think that is possible as I think rape is between the state and the accused. The victim is only a witness to the crime. At lest that was the way the judge described it when I was on a jury during a rape trial.

RagTag on September 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM

ecki51758 on September 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Bless you.

I have a niece who was date raped, as was my sister (by three men).

I’m sure they would agree with you that Whoopie needs to STFU!

ladyingray on September 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Somehow, I think even Rosie O’Donnel would be for protecting the child.

bloggless on September 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM

the victim has dropped the charges.
ThackerAgency on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

I don’t think a child can drop the charges. Nor should they be allowed to.

bloggless on September 29, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Does Goldberg even have kids? Not that it should make a difference as the crime ought to be heinous enough to be clear to all, but a parent of a 13-year-old daughter would have the easiest time of all in seeing what a scum Polanski is.

JohnTant on September 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM

So, “no” doesn’t always mean no especially if the girl is underaged and the offender is an entertainment figure….?

Okay, glad we got that cleared up. For a minute I was afraid rape was a bad thing or something.

JoeinTX on September 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM

the victim has dropped the charges.
ThackerAgency on September 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM

13-year-olds can’t drop charges.

mankai on September 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Jesus wept.

publiuspen on September 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM
////
Yes and extremely longsuffering isn’t He?

ohiobabe on September 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I’ll never understand why someone doesn’t just SHOOT people like Polanski. No controversy. No ongoing debate. No more pervert.

If you rape a 13 year old, YOU SHOULD DIE…. sooner rather than later.

CC

CapedConservative on September 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Whoopi Goldberg: “It wasn’t rape. It was surprise sex.”

Niko on September 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM

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