[Marxism] Polanski

Ian Pace ian at ianpace.com
Wed Sep 30 13:20:50 MDT 2009


From: "Erik Toren" <ectoren at sbcglobal.net>
>> 5) He had sex with a 13-year-old back in 1977 (he was then 42, he is now
>> 77). He consistently maintained that he was unaware of the girl's true
>> age when he had sew with her. The victim, Samantha Gardner, has publicly
>> forgiven him, has withdrawn all charges (in 2003) and has even expressed
>> dismay at his recent arrest in Switzerland.
>
> As far as the case is concerned, based on the victim's testimony to a
> grand jury, she stated to Polanski in numerous occasions that she *did
> not* consent to any type of sexual intercourse. Whether aware or not
> of her real age, Polanski committee rape.
>
No, that can only be maintained unequivocally if he has been found guilty of 
that through a fair trial. Did the court (not that I'm saying it was 
necessarily fair) find that he had had non-consensual intercourse (over and 
above the notion that a minor cannot give consent) with her?

Solidarity,
Ian 





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