We all know that Whoopi Goldberg and those who are star struck could care less that Roman Polanski confessed in court to drugging with Quaaludes (sound familiar?) and raping a 13-year-old child, and then left the country just before his sentencing is in more legal hot water. “Who cares?” Rape enablers will say again. Hopefully Karma will catch up with all of these rapists and racists. In fact, we know that it does. And it is never pretty when it finally catches up to these monsters. But still very refreshing. Like Cosby, whether these men actually face a court of law or not is irrelevant. They will spend the rest of their lives and money trying to avoid doing so. Cosby has denied rape claims, while Polanski admitted under oath that he did in fact drug and rape a child. Their fans however could care less about alleged victims accusations. That’s the “cult of celebrity” in America.
Roman Polanski faces a fresh extradition challenge after the Polish government announced Tuesday it would appeal a court decision not to force him to face US courts over a 1977 child sex conviction.
Zbigniew Ziobro, Justice Mnister and Prosecutor-General said his decision to file an appeal to Poland’s supreme court against a court ruling confirmed last November not to extradite the Oscar winning director was because Polanski was “accused of and wanted for … a rape of a child.”
U.S, authorities launched extradition proceedings after Polanski appeared in Krakow in 2014 to announce plans to make a film there based on a notorious early 20th century miscarriage of justice case involving a French Jewish military officer. Polanski lives in France – where he is safe from extradition but holds dual French and Polish citizenship and also keeps an apartment in Krakow.
Poland’s new right wing government, elected last October shortly before the court decision, has long argued that Polanski should face justice.
Jaroslaw Kacynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice Party, made clear the party’s position just before it swept to power, saying the fugitive filmmaker should be expected to face U.S. justice.