Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Roman Polanski Is Trying To Cut A Deal



Roman Polanski's lawyer, Harland Braun, has asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to unseal a transcript of the testimony of the prosecutor in the Polanski case.

Braun believes the secret testimony supports Polanski's claim that he cut a deal to serve only 48 days in jail for raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Polanski, 83, spent 42 days in Chino State Prison and was released. But Judge Laurence Rittenband allegedly reneged on the deal and told prosecutors he decided Polanski should spend up to 50 years in prison. That's when Polanski fled to Europe.

Polanski doesn't want to be a fugitive and wants to be able to travel freely throughout the world. I know the victim wants all of this to be over but I'm wondering why he finally decided to try and settle all of this. I mean he has not wanted to do this in the past 40 years. My guess is money for a project to be filmed in a country where he can't go or he has medical issues and wants to be treated in a country where he can't go.

23 comments:

Guesser said...

My thought is maybe there is something in the transcript he didn't want public. He had stated this many times, that he had a plea agreement for time served. I know he wants to visit his Sharon's grave,but I'm sure he wanted to do it for a long time.

Joel Theriot said...

F@#k him. He drugged and raped a teenager.

Color Me Confused said...

Isn't Jack Nicholson just as guilty? This mess has been around for decades and decades. Tired of stepping in it every year or so. Get it over with once and for all. The girl said numerous times she didn't blame him. Blame her mother for all this. She set her up.

austin said...

+1 Hard to argue against that rationale.

Joel Theriot said...

Jack Nicholson didn't stick his penis in a 14yr old girls ass and ejaculate into that ass while the 14yr old girl was high on drugs. This doesn't have anything to do with what the victim wants. This has nothing to do with the victims Mother. Nothing. A grown adult gave a child drugs and then raped her. That's what this is about.

Guesser said...

Actually she was only 13,even worse. I'm quite certain many others in that time period did the same, I know this by being alive at the time. I in know way excuse any of them, I wonder if the love for Roman is because he never threw any of them under the bus, that's how Hollywood works.

Yep said...

I thought the rape took place at Jack's place, but he wasn't in town at the time. Roman was using his house & threw a party, but I might be remembering it wrong.

lemon swizzle said...

+1,000,000

Alistdiva said...

I wasn't alive when it originally happened, so I don't believe I have all the facts straight, but...wasn't this girls mother accused of basically offering her daughter up to RP? He's a scum for doing what he did, but if he did serve time in prison and the judge reneged how is he 100% responsible? Also did the victim ever sue him, or was she awarded any monetary compensation? Just curious!

Guesser said...

The rape did take place at Jack's home ,he was out of town,but Angelica Houston came home when they were there, she thought nothing of it until the police showed up at her place. She wrote about it in her own book.

Guesser said...

@Alistdiva,she did successfully sue him,at first had trouble getting it but they came to terms. During the civil trial,more evidence came out against him, including topless photos he took of her earlier. She was to receive the rights to all photos taken of her, and one of them is the cover of her book. To me ,she looks very young in the photos, people claimed she was very mature.

SarahS said...

That poor woman. This is just NEVER going to end for the rest of her life :(

Yep said...

My understanding of it or of what it was like back then, is that the deals made between the prosecution & the defense are officially only a recommendation that the prosecution makes to the judge. Some judges that feel the terms are not harsh enough punishment for the defendant can accept the plea & choose a different length of time for the sentence.

(this is my understanding from what I have read about the case & what I have heard in documentaries about it. I could be remembering some parts wrong, so hopefully someone with more knowledge of the law will confirm.)

Yep said...

Thanks for confirming what I thought about Jack's role in it!

MAGA said...

He's Meryl Streep's favorite child rapist.

Juno said...

Funny how Polanski gets rightfully detested, yet the likes of David Bowie and Iggy Pop were sleeping with girls just as young as that back in their heyday and nobody dares to bring it up.

Contrarian said...

I often wonder if Jack Nicholson is the beloved Hollywood figure Cory Feldman refers to when he speaks about child sex abuse.

Bas said...

The rape took place at Jack's place but he wasn't there. Angelica Huston was and there was no party. Polanski took Samantha there after a day of taking pictures of her at various locations and wanted to use his pool for another background. Later he took her to a room for more pictures when the rape happened. Huston knew about it, but not what was about to happen. She even knocked on the door to see if everything was ok. Not sure if she suspected what was going on, but I can easily see ANYONE going into denial about it.

Yep said...

Thanks! I do not know where I heard that it was at a party. I could see Huston not wanting to believe that it was happening.

Long Island Girl said...

I don't recall reading or hearing that he drugged them first, so there's that.

Long Island Girl said...

'm fuzzy as to whether there were two judges involved. One that originally agreed who was replaced? Or was that a prosecutor, I forget but something like that unless I'm thinking of another case.
And yeah, there's no guarantee that a deal met by the defense and prosecution will be honored by the judge but it's almost always a given.

Hortensia said...

Oh, here's KellyAnne Conway, the real one, posing as MAGA. Don't you have enough to do about the melt down today? Get back to work!
And, since you're here, Polanski must have ties to Darth Cheetoh. That's got to be it! Polanski and Trump, engaged in unlawful sexual predator activities with minors.

Hortensia said...

Polanski thinks Trump will give him the Executive Pardon.
Uh, ain't going to happen.

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