Good Lord. The idea that anyone even has to post in 2009 about this is crazy. So Whoopi Goldberg and the women on The View put women back another 50 years. Now a 40 year old man who admitted having sex with a 13 year old girl (oral, anal, and vaginal) after giving her drugs and alcohol did not commit “rape-rape”?!?!?! WTF?
So — by law you cannot consent to sex if you are 13 — IN ANY STATE. Also, you cannot consent on drugs and alcohol. SO by definition there was no capacity for her to consent. That’s why “sex with a minor” is A CRIME. Duh. Sex without consent = rape.
Aside from deciding you can never look at Whoopi Goldberg or Melissa Gilbert without puking a little bit, if you watch the video, you can watch the women ridiculously misuse the word “allegedly.” There is no “allegedly” about it. HE PLED GUILTY to sex with a minor. It was part of a plea agreement – he was charged with rape and pled down to “sex with a minor”. So um . . . he did this. He admitted it.
Finally, don’t get me started on the victim not wanting to go forward with this. The case is THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA versus Roman Polanski. The state of CA and all of us have an interest in bringing criminal rapists to justice and in hopefully deterring future rapists.
Did I seriously even need to write this? Is there any possible argument that he should not be extradited? Is there any argument that this was somehow not rape? He got away with it for years because he is famous. But Karma’s a bitch.
And Whoopi Goldberg is an idiot. Who knew? Dear Whoopi — great book for you it is called, Real Rape by Susan Estrich. You can buy it here.
PS — if I have not convinced you, cruise by any middle school and look at a 13 year old girl — they are babies.