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Peter Fonda has joined the growing list of Hollywood rape apologists, telling a Zurich radio station, "we should have been celebrating the arrest of Osama bin Laden and not the arrest of Polanski." Wait a minute, they caught bin Laden?!?


Nope, Fonda's just being totally nonsensical. Speaking of which, he might just win the award for most galling justification of child rape, not to mention fleeing the country before sentencing, I've yet seen. According to the AP, "Fonda says Polanski 'is not responsible for killing anyone.'"

Also, funny thing about that line of reasoning. Michael Deacon at The Telegraph went back and looked at a 1979 interview Martin Amis did with Polanski, which contained this quote from the director:

If I had killed somebody, it wouldn't have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… f-ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f- young girls. Juries want to f- young girls. Everyone wants to f- young girls!


I guess nobody told Fonda that if Polanski had killed someone, this all would have blown over by now. Because all the attention he got was not a direct result of his committing a crime, then taking a runner before sentencing, thereby committing another crime. Everybody was juss jellus that he got that sweet, 13-year-old tail!

Peter Fonda: Authorities Wasting Time On Polanski [AP]
Roman Polanski: 'Everyone Else Fancies Little Girls Too' [Telegraph]


Letters From Hollywood: Roman Polanski's Rape Of Child No Big Thing

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