Roman Polanski has had a "rough" life--besides the fame, riches, and extravangance of course. His wife Sharon Tate and unborn child were murdered by the Manson clan. His Jewish family was targeted by the Nazis--in which they were forced into ghettos and his mom was lost in a concentration camp. He escaped, rose to fame and fortune, and the rest is history.
Despite all this, it is amazing Hollywood and so many others are so forgiving of his drugging and raping a 13 year old and then evading authorities. He admits to doing it, but the sentiment is it was so long ago and even the victim doesn't want it to resurface.
Bullshit. Sorry, but it's disheartening that the rules that apply to the rest of us do not apply to celebrities. He's talented, but he's a rapist. And a dumb and arrogant one at that. The only reason he was caught is he flew to Switzerland to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award, knowing he could be arrested on his 1978 US arrest warrant and/or 2005 international one. I say lock his ass up just for the stupidity.