Concerning Roman Polanski's extradition to the U.S. to serve time for a crime that he was convicted of long ago, this is a remarkably crisp statement of the problem by John Nolte at Big Hollywood:
Pleading guilty to unlawful sex with an underage girl — the drugging, raping and sodomizing of a 13 year-old — isn’t stopping Hollywood from ginning up an indignation campaign over the possibility of fugitive director Roman Polanski being held accountable for his crimes. Yes, these are the values of those who control the most powerful propaganda device ever created. Which begs a question: If his unspeakable deed doesn’t meet the standard, what exactly would Roman Polanski have to do in order to become a pariah in this town … I mean, besides vote for Sarah Palin?Whenever I say to myself, "Could the entertainment industry really be such evil people as much of their product suggests?" I get examples like this to remind me, "Yes."
The trial transcripts of the victim's testimony are here. It's rough and it's unpleasant. Pretty clearly, this 13 year old made some very, very poor decisions along the way--but that's part of why our laws treat children as children, and require adults to not pursue children for sex. And since I expect that feminists will be joining the clamor of defending Roman Polanski next, "No means no." And this 13 year old said "No" on multiple occasions when this sleazeball was having sex with her.