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Roman Polanski Speaks Out

Published May 2, 2010 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
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Everyone knows that the United States judicial system is odd. Sometimes it overly protects the rich, famous and big corporations from punishment for their crimes, and other times it tries to make a particular entity a symbol punishment. Take Martha Stewart. She was sure to be punished for her white collar crime and, though nobody seems to care anymore, the United States just can't deal with the fact that Polanski is still roaming the globe free.

While I would usually say, yes, arrest him, I do also have to admit that the documentary about Polanski and his awkward case does push me to the point of indifference; just please, please do not spend any money on trying to get him over here. Free is cool. Costly is not.

Anywho, Polanski has finally decided to speak out against both the US and Swiss and he's obviously pissed.

Roman Polanski Speaks

"I am not going to try to ask you to pity my lot in life," Polanski said in a statement released Sunday. "I only ask to be treated fairly like anyone else."

"I can remain silent no longer because the request for my extradition addressed to the Swiss authorities is founded on a lie," Polanski said in the statement. "I can no longer remain silent because the United States continues to demand my extradition more to serve me on a platter to the media of the world than to pronounce a judgment concerning which an agreement was reached 33 years ago."

My two cents: I don't need him back here. Taxpayers don't want to spend the millions involved in this whole debacle. The girl involved in the original case wants nothing more to do with it and has requested that any (leftover) Polanski case be thrown out. In short, why the fuss?

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