Filmmakers demand Polanski's release
ZURICH, Switzerland (CNN) -- Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese have "demanded the immediate release" of fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who was arrested in Switzerland on a U.S. arrest warrant related to a 1977 child sex charge.
They were among 138 people in the film industry who signed a petition against the arrest.
Y'know, it's probably not the greatest idea in the world to have Woody freakin' Allen as the headliner on a petition about letting someone go free for raping a child. Just a thought.
What's the take-home lesson here? It's okay to drug and rape a 13 year old child if you make powerful movies? That as long as you're rich, famous, and/or connected you can get away with the most heinous of crimes? That other rich, famous, powerful people will lobby on your behalf no matter what you are accused for? That time not only heals all wounds, but grants absolution from positively sub-human behavior?
I would say "for shame, Hollywood" but for one thing: They don't know the meaning of the word.
That is all.