Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Face Of Evil

                                                             The Face Of Evil

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."



"Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win."

              -Christiane Amanpour

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 1977 — Polish film director Roman Polanski, widower of murdered actress Sharon Tate, was free on bond today on charges of luring a 13-year-old girl to the home of Jack Nicholson under the pretext of photographing her, then drugging and raping her. Polanski, 43, was arrested by police to Beverly Wilshire Hotel Friday night following the incident Thursday night at Nicholson's Bel Air home. In addition to the rape charges, Polanski also was booked on suspicion of sodomy, child molestation and furnishing dangerous drugs to a minor. He was released on $2,500 bond pending his arraignment March 18.

He did what???

"We did photos with me drinking champagne," Geimer later told "GMA." "He was friendly and then right toward the end it got a little scary, and I realized, you know, he had some other intentions, and then I knew I was not where I should be. I just didn't quite know how to get myself out of there." Geimer said the other intentions became clear after Polanski offered her part of a Quaalude, which she took, then asked her to get into a Jacuzzi without her underwear. He took pictures of her in the Jacuzzi naked, before taking off his clothes and joining her in the water, she said.

And then....

"A grand jury has indicted Roman Polanski, director of "Rosemary's Baby" and other macabre movies, on six counts of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl at actor Jack Nicholson's home."

And then...

"Film director Roman Polanski arrived at his Paris apartment yesterday (after a stop in London) having fled the United States just hours before he was to have been sentenced in a California court for his admitted unlawful sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl last March. Polanski, 44, a French citizen, was said by friends to be exhausted by the 42 days he spent undergoing psychiatric tests."

And then Roman explains why this is such a big deal in his own words....

" When I was being driven to the police station from the hotel, the car radio was already talking about it. The newsmen were calling the police before I was arrested to see whether they can break the news. I couldn't believe… I thought, you know, I was going to wake up from it. I realise, if I have killed somebody, it wouldn't have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… fucking, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to fuck young girls. Juries want to fuck young girls – everyone wants to fuck young girls! No, I knew then, this is going to be another big, big thing."

Hmmmm. Maybe it was a mistake? Never heard Roman had a thing for young girls....

"Samantha Geimer Not the Only Teenager Roman Polanski Sexually Exploited. Oscar-Winning Director Forced 16-Year-Old Charlotte Lewis to Have Sex with Him in Exchange for Movie Role. Roman Polanski's child rape victim Samantha Geimer was not the only teenager Oscar-winning movie director sexually exploited. Actress Charlotte Lewis gave a statement to the Los Angeles County district attorney in May 2010 detailing her sexual exploitation by Polanski when she was a 16-year-old seeking a part in his 1986 movie Pirates."

" Between Polanski's rape of Geimer in 1977 and his sexual blackmail of Lewis in the mid-1980s, he began an affair with the teenage actress Nastassja Kinski in 1975. Kinski was all of fourteen. When he fled California rather than face a possible jail sentence for his statutory rape conviction, he wound in France in the arms of Kinski. At seventeen, she had finally crossed the bourne of the age of consent (16 in most of Western Europe)."

Now when a grown man gives drugs to, and/or forces-has sex with underage girls in Southern California in our little circle- we normally think of our favorite " Most Evil Man on the Planet"- Charlie Manson. But again- like I always say- smart people should have seen him coming. It is the ones you don't suspect that end up being capable of the unspeakable who really spook me. Roman left his very pregnant wife alone with a guy he knew surrounded himself with trouble. He laughed and made jokes during the interrogation when the authorities were trying to help him find Sharon's killers. He bragged about cheating on her, and acted like an arrogant prick at every chance he got with no regard for her memory or name. He committed some very heinous crimes himself and then fled when it came time to answer for them. If that wasn't enough of an insult- he made smirky comments about the entire episode and more or less flipped us the bird and told us as an " Artist" he is above us and our system. So it seems- he himself has ruled on himself. Roman didnt like the way things were going so Roman decided to end the process on his own terms. He seems to be something of a child predator in addition to one of the worst husbands on record. Lots to like about this guy huh?

And finally, I add one last thing he shares in common with Charlie Manson in addition to the underage girl/drug lustination....

A group of people who blindly support him for reasons which have nothing to do with the crimes he has committed. There are a group of people in our society who  feel his hard past and his talents/contributions in whatever area give him carte blanche with our children and our laws. Obviously I am not one of them. To me there are certain lines we don't cross and once we have there is no lifetime credit to be taken into consideration. When you force yourself on a child, or take advantage of one by giving them drugs or using blackmail to violate them- you have to go down. Making excuses for guys like this and Charlie is the same misguided idea to me. Why not find people who do the same things or have the same values and talents- who haven't hurt others? Be it helping the environment or making semi-decent movies, I promise you there are people out there you can throw your support behind who wouldn't give drugs and force themselves on a 14 or 15 year old girl. Both of these guys have shown the willingness to do just that. If you chose to support people like this then you must own it. I don't want to hear about the good ideas they have or the work they have done. Again- plenty of people do the same and never hurt others....

It is a choice we all have to make. What is right and what is wrong? Who deserves your support and who/what do you want to stand for???

To me it is the easiest choice on Earth. Roman and Charlie are about the same thing to me. Seriously. Take away the movies Roman directed, and the gunshot to Crowe's belly Charlie fired, and their nature's are actually very similar. Neither one of them killed Sharon, but they both share some responsibility as well in my line of thinking. If it were up to me they would sit side by side in the same clink for the rest of what they have left of life. What a great conversation that would make lol....  

And what a great post!!