whoopi: "it wasnt rape-rape"

In 1977, Roman Polanski was 44-years-old and one of the most prominent directors in Hollywood. In March of that year, during a private photo shoot with a 13-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey, he gave her champagne, quaaludes and a sedative. Then, despite her telling him that she wanted to go home and "no" and "stop" while he forced himself on her, he performed oral sex, intercourse and sodomy on her. To put it another way, he drugged a child then fucked her in the ass while she begged him to stop.

But Whoopi Goldberg thinks we need to relax, because that's not really "rape".

"The language that we use here is very important, because, (rape) is not the allegation... I know it wasn't rape-rape... All I'm trying to get you to understand, is when we're talking about what someone did, and what they were charged with, we have to say what it actually was not what we think it was... Initially he was charged with rape, and then he pled guilty to having sex with a minor, okay. And then he went to jail, and when they let him out, he said "you know what, this guy's going to give me a hundred years in jail, I'm not staying." And that's why he left... We're a different kind of society. We see things differently. The world sees 13 year olds and 14 year olds in the rest of Europe... not everybody agrees with the way we see things..."

Ahh, well, okay. Now I feel silly. We can't judge. He's from Europe, where fucking children in the ass as they beg for mercy is all the rage. I was holding him to our arbitrary standards of right and wrong. God, I hate me. I'm the worst. I'm gonna send him a gift basket to apologize, then throw a rock at the trouble-making whore Samantha.

(source = newsbusters.  read Samanthas grand jury testimony here)

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