Roman Polanski’s Ex Sister-in-Law Says He’s a “Good Guy”

Count Debra Tate among the people coming to director Roman Polanskis defense.

The sister of Polanski’s second wife, slain actress Sharon Tate, appeared on the Today show this week to make her case for Polanski, who’s currently  facing prosecution on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Calling attention to Polanski’s philanthropic and humanitarian efforts, Tate opined,

“He’s a good guy; he’s brilliant as well…There was a deal made back in the ’70s where Roman would undergo evaluation and spend four months in jail, and he did that. He was evaluated not to be a pedophile. As I said, there’s rape, and then there’s rape. It was determined that Roman did not forcibly have sex with that young woman; it was a consensual matter.”

Wow.

Readers, have your say in the comments section: Do you think Roman Polanski is getting a bad rap, or is it time for him to pay his debt to society?