Roman Polanski broke his long silence Sunday, with the publishing of a statement by his friend and supporter, Bernard-Henry Lévy. By now the charges against Polanski are well known, and any one of us could likely recite a version of the goings-on between the director and a thirteen-year-old girl. But Mr. Polanski still doesn’t get it. And he still thinks he’s being treated unfairly, despite the fact that unlike most criminals he was able to raise a several million dollar bail and can wait things out in a lovely Swiss chalet.
“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.
I can remain silent no longer because I have been placed under house arrest in Gstaad and bailed in very large sum of money which I have managed to raise only by mortgaging the apartment that has been my home for over 30 years, and because I am far from my family and unable to work.” (Polanski)
Listen Roman, I’m one of the few people at Pajiba who will admit to still supporting you as a film maker — I practically ran out to see The Ghost Writer, and I loved it as I have loved so many of your movies. I have massive amounts of sympathy for some of the events of your life, most especially the horrific murder of your wife and child. I can understand how that might drive a person to go through a horrible period of drinking, perhaps drugs, but I can’t really understand having sex with a young girl. And I can’t understand how you can defend that behavior over and over, or think that because other people treated you wrongly or unfairly, this gives you the right to consider your crime washed away. You don’t get to make that decision. As much as you want this to all go away and as much as the victim has had her fill of having the spotlight shined on her, this case hasn’t been closed. And the only way, Mr. Polanski, that you will ever again have a chance to put this all behind you, is to face the damned music. Step up to the plate and return to the United States willingly and let your expensive attorneys do their thing. You may, in fact, have been treated unfairly by a corrupt judge or a publicity hound District Attorney. Your deal may have been overturned without true cause. And still, your best course of action and the only way your life and reputation will ever be restored is to stand in front of the court as you should have so many years ago. Do yourself a favor and stop making statements designed to elicit pity and start making statements your children can respect.
In other words, cojones used on a young girl = tiny. Cojones used to stand up like a man = not so shriveled.