Now, don't get me wrong.
I love "Chinatown".
And I cannot even begin to imagine the horrors that man has experienced over the years. I mean, for one guy to escape the clutches of one crazed white supremacist cult leader, namely Hitler, only to have his wife and unborn child murdered by yet another crazed white supremacist cult leader, namely Charles Manson, 30 years later in a single life time is just unspeakable.
But, let's think about this for a moment:
You're a 40 some year old man who drugs and rapes a 13-year-old girl. The prosecution has a difficult, but potentially winnable case, so they offer you a plea deal that requires you to plead guilty to said rape. The deal is set, but the judge appears to be buckling under public pressure to not honor the deal, so you flee the country.
And you've been living scott free ever since.
Remind me, again, why I'm supposed to feel sorry for you?
I mean, what price has Polanski paid for raping a child? How has he atoned for it?
Moreover, are we supposed to excuse you're living outside the law for over 30 years?
And another thing:
Michael Jackson was investigated twice, tried, and then ACQUITTED of child molestation. And yet, that poor guy was literally scandalized and terrorized by the press to the point that he probably drugged himself to death.
MICHAEL WAS ACQUITTED. But it didn't matter.
Polanski PLEAD GUILTY to RAPE. But that mofo wins a freakin' Oscar, splits his time between France & Switzerland, and, when he finally does get caught, has people organizing letter campaigns to get him off for a crime he's already admitted.
Send that guy to jail. It's time to pay the piper.
And don't even get me started on Woody Allen....