Last month John asked a rather pertinent question in terms of the Hollywood sexual assault scandal. The major associations in movies and television were pretty quick to give the boot to Harvey Weinstein and others seem to be quickly following him out the door. So why haven’t they done the same to convicted rapist and known pedophile Roman Polanski? After all, he’s the only one out of the entire pack who has actually been caught, taken to trial and convicted.
Perhaps the latest round of news will finally begin to make them see the light. Five more women have come forward and claimed that Polanski sexually assaulted them. The alleged victims ranged in age from 16 to as young as 9(!) at the time of the attacks. (The Sun)
FIVE more women have come forward to accuse convicted child rapist Roman Polanski of sexual abuse, according to the founder of a website called imetpolanski.com.
If verified this would take the total number of women who say they have been raped or sexually abused by the disgraced movie director to 10.
Matan Uziel, from the Real Women Real Stories campaign group which set up the website just days ago, said that five new accusers have been in touch with harrowing and “believable” stories about Polanski, 84, who is still wanted by US authorities over the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
The accusers, currently only named as “Jane Does” were aged between 9 and 16 when the alleged assaults took place between 1969 and 1976.
These women are still all only being referred to as “Jane Doe” but their stories follow a shockingly familiar pattern for the director. The first of the new accusers recalls being only 15 years old when she attended a dinner party with her father where they met Polanski. According to her account, he molested her under the table. Also attending the party were Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston (who he was dating at the time). That brings up an obvious question. When Polanski drugged, raped and sodomized 13-year-old Samantha Geimer, it was at Nicholson’s house, though he wasn’t home at the time. Those two were awfully close. Surely Jack knew about this or at least suspected. Has anyone asked him about that? Even at 80 years old you’d think that something that horrible would stick in your mind.
The stories of the other women are just as bad, particularly when you consider that two of them were children aged 9 and 10 when the alleged assaults took place. The story of the ten-year-old is particularly tragic since it not only involved Polanski allegedly photographing her naked on a beach, but she believes that her mother facilitated the meeting. Just how many people did this child rapist draw into his web?
And yet Polanski still has his defenders to this day. You’ll recall Whoopi Goldberg describing how sodomizing a drugged girl of thirteen might be rape, but it wasn’t, you know, rape -rape. If Hollywood is really so sincere about wanting to repent for years of abuse against so many girls and young women and clean out the bad actors, when will they act on Roman Polanski? He was already a predatory monster before Harvey Weinstein was old enough to drive.