Roman Polanski wants you to forget that he’s a serial child rapist. The 84-year-old predator, tamed by age rather than contrition, thinks people should stop talking about his rape charges.
“As far as what I did: It’s over. I pleaded guilty,” he said.
Unfortunately for Polanski, the matter isn’t even close to being over. This week the number of his accusers swelled from three to four. Renate Langer, a 61-year-old former German actress, admitted that Polanksi raped her multiple times when she was just 15.
A reminder that now 4 women have accused Roman Polanski of raping them as teens. He just keeps making movies. Wall of silence is falling.
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) October 3, 2017
“My mother would have had a heart attack… I felt ashamed and embarrassed and lost and solo,” Langer said.
She bottled up her assault for decades, only opening up after her parents had passed away. She joins “Robin M.”, a woman who accused Polanski of raping her in 1973, and British actress Charlotte Lewis, who also accused the director of attacking her when she was 16.
Polanski’s lawyer denied those accusations, but his legal team can’t do anything to whitewash his most infamous charges. Polanski admitted to raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977.
Are there any other victims? I wonder how many times Polanski has to be accused of rape before he’s abandoned by Hollywood’s elite? Liberal social justice warriors are oddly supportive of Polanski.
(Source: New York Times)