During their explosive exchange on “The View” Don Jr. accused Whoopi Goldberg of having defended disgraced Hollywood Director.
Archival video now shows Whoopi Goldberg did say Roman Polanski didn’t commit “Rape Rape.”
Whoppi also promotes the idea that Statutory rape and criminalizing having sex with a 13 year old is more due to our “cultural norm” and “not everybody agrees with the way we see things.”
“I have to tell you, again. We’re a different kind of society. We see things differently. The world sees 13 year olds and 14 year olds and the rest of Europe, they are seen oftentimes. Well, Sheri I don’t know but I do know that not everybody agrees with the way we see things.
Here is the explosive exchange between Whoopi and Don Jr.
Per TheGuardian, On 1 February 1978, after 42 days in jail, Polanski fled the US while awaiting final sentencing, having pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. On these facts, everyone agrees.
There are no hazy conspiracy theories – we know exactly what happened because Polanski admitted to it and later wrote about it in astonishing detail in his autobiography, Roman by Polanski, published six years after he left the US and went to France, where he still lives. There are some quibbles about who said what, but the generally agreed facts are as follows: in March 1977 Polanski, who was then 43, took a child, Samantha Gailey (now Geimer), who he knew was 13 years old, to Jack Nicholson’s house to take photos of her for a magazine.
There, he gave her champagne and, according to her, quaaludes. He then had sex with her, drove her home and, the next day, was arrested.
Whoopi Goldberg is not the first Hollywood actor to defend child rapist Polanski.
Meryl Streep has vehemently defended him, saying “Roman Polanksi, i’m very sorry he’s in jail.”
When Roman Polanski won an Oscar for “The Pianist,” in 2013, Streep, Jack Nicholson and others stood up and gave Polanski a standing ovation.
Friday, a day after Don Jr’s explosive exchange with Whoopi Goldberg, it was reported that a french woman has accused Polanski of rape.
CBS news reports, a French woman in her early 60s has claimed she was violently raped at age 18 by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski. In a Friday story published in the French newspaper Le Parisien, the woman claimed that Polanski raped her in 1975 at his skiing chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Polanski’s lawyer, Hervé Temime, told Le Parisien the 86-year-old Polanski “firmly contests” the allegation. Temime could not be immediately reached by The Associated Press. Polanski’s accuser, Valentine Monnier, told the French newspaper that the impending release of Polanski’s latest film “J’accuse” (“An Officer and a Spy”) prompted her to speak out.
AP does not normally disclose the identities of alleged rape victims, but Monnier gave her consent to be identified by Le Parisien after she contacted the paper in mid-September. The paper said she had previously written letters to the Los Angeles police, French first lady Brigitte Macron, and others. One of several who responded was Marlène Schiappa, France’s junior minister for gender equality, who noted the case was too old for judicial action.
Polanski has been living in France ever since he fled the United States in 1978, to avoid sentencing after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. The statute of limitations in France for rape is 20 years.
“Rape is a time bomb,” Monnier, an actress and former model, told Le Parisien. “The memory does not fade. It becomes a ghost and it follows you, and it changes you insidiously.”
2017, German actress Renate Langer, 61, publicly accused Polanski of raping her on two separate occasions in 1972, when she was 15.
“This has had an influence on all my life,” Langer told the New York Times. “I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo.”
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com