Swiss Reject Polanski Bail

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Roman Polanski lost his first bid to win his freedom Tuesday as the Swiss Justice Ministry rejected an appeal by the director to be immediately released from prison, an official said.

"We continue to be of the opinion that there is a high risk of flight," said ministry spokesman Folco Galli, explaining the decision.

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  1. Just what we need, another Polanski thread.

    1. I’ve been assuming (hoping?) that this was just his lawyer doing due diligence.

      If he really though it would work he’s a stupid, arrogant, creepy, old pervert.

  2. I wonder how long it took the judge (or Swiss bail-hearing equivalent) to stop laughing.

  3. “We continue to be of the opinion that there is a high risk of flight,” said ministry spokesman Folco Galli, explaining the decision.

    Gosh, what do you suppose made him think that?

  4. “for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.”

    Not to call out the MSM for their pathological starfucking or anything, but when you give a 13-year old liquor and ‘ludes, then proceed to orally and anally violate her until she has to fake an asthma attack just to get away, we normal people can safely call that “rape”, right?

    1. He was not convicted of, and did not confess to, having committed forcible/drugged rape. So the MSM is correct when they say he will be sentenced for having sex with a 13 year old girl.

      1. Polanski’s plea deal is a cheap technicality that does not alter the nature of the crime, merely the aspects thereof to which the system will turn a blind eye in exchange for chalking one up in the ‘W’ column.

        Perhaps in prison Mr. Polanski will discover the meaning of “no”.

        1. I didn’t follow any of the Polanski stupidity until now, but I gotta chime in. As a percentage, the number of willingly sexually active 13 year old girls was probably as high in the 1870s as in the 1970s, which is to say that there was no shortage of them.

          Unless Polanski tied the girl down and forced the alcohol and drugs into her, she knew what she was taking. And unless the girl was a virgin, she probably knew what was going to happen when she did.

          While Polanski may have “raped” her because by law she was too young to give consent, in real life I’ll bet she knew EXACTLY what she was doing.

          !3 year old girls aren’t stupid, on average, when it comes to sex. I have a friend who’s first time of sex was with a 13 year old girl. He was 11. It was 1978. She knew what she was doing.

          1. Wow, blaming the victim is so much easier than accepting that “no” means “no.” The level of sexual experience of the girl doesn’t matter–she didn’t give consent.

            1. Even if she had, she was not old enough to give “consent.”

          2. As a percentage, the number of willingly sexually active 13 year old girls was probably as high in the 1870s as in the 1970s, which is to say that there was no shortage of them.

            That doesn’t mean they’re willing to do it with someone nearly old enough to be their grandpaw. Polanski’s a sick bastard.

          3. According to the victim’s testimony, she was uncomfortable with the situation, said no repeatedly, and asked to leave, but was too afraid to fight back forcibly. Sound a lot like a 13 year old girl to me. Afraid to assert herself too forcefully against an adult and an authority figure (film director).

            Your logic would imply that any time a man has sex with a 13 year old, we should presume that the 13 year old was willing because “lots of 13 year olds are sexually active”. That’s disgusting.

            “Yeah, just assume that 7th grader wanted it … heck, all 7th grade girls want it. ” that’s pretty much what your post amounts to.

          4. Why do you think the word ‘jailbait’ includes the word ‘jail’?

            Polanski should be relieved that we have a system which takes justice out of the hands of fathers and brothers and gives it to judges and juries.

    2. Just to set the record straight, Polanski performed oral sex on HER.

      Not that having someone eat you out against your will isn’t a violation …

  5. “Not to call out the MSM for their pathological starfucking or anything, but when you give a 13-year old liquor and ‘ludes, then proceed to orally and anally violate her until she has to fake an asthma attack just to get away, we normal people can safely call that “rape”, right?”

    Not in Hollywood, baby!

  6. Also, i heard Michael Jackson died.

      1. Nice to see you embrace the new format and abandon that silly protest.

        1. The return of preview function has softened me somewhat. I still think the comment box is hella small.

    1. No, when?

  7. “We continue to be of the opinion that there is a high risk of flight,” said ministry spokesman Folco Galli, explaining the decision.

    Ya think?

  8. “We continue to be of the opinion that there is a high risk of flight,” said ministry spokesman Folco Galli, explaining the decision.

    Setting present expectations from past results is racist.

  9. They should let him free on bail. How difficult would it be to find the only 76 year old at the local middle school?

  10. I’m all for encarcerating Roman, I just think he should go to Juvi…

    1. Only as long as all the girls are wearing chastity belts.

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