LA Times asks, "In Roman Polanski case, is it Hollywood vs. Middle America?" The answer? Yup. Or more precisely, as Matt Welch notes below, it's almost everyone against folks in Hollywood:
"My personal thoughts are let the guy go," said Peg Yorkin, founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation. "It's bad a person was raped. But that was so many years ago. The guy has been through so much in his life. It's crazy to arrest him now. Let it go. The government could spend its money on other things."
Whole thing here. Jeebus H. Christ! What else can you say?
Hat tip: Andy Levy
French director Luc Besson is among those who respect the rule of law:
"There is one justice, and that should be the same for everyone. I will let justice happen." He added, , "I don't have any opinion on this, but I have a daughter, 13 years old. And if she was violated, nothing would be the same, even 30 years later."
The French government has also apparently backed off their calls of support for Polanski, saying that the admitted sex offender is "neither above nor beneath the law."