Arnold Schwarzenegger Says, "No Pardon for Polanski"

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says,

Now here's one show-bizzer who's not willing to make excuses for Roman Polanski.

People magazine reports that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has the power to grant clemency to Polanski should he be extradited to California for his child-rape case, says he would not issue a pardon to the Rosemary's Baby director.

While being interviewed on CNN's The Situation Room, Schwarzenegger noted,

"It doesn't matter if you are a big-time movie actor or a big-time movie director or producer. I think that he is a very respected person, and I am a big admirer of his work. But nevertheless, I think he should be treated like everyone else...One should look into all of the allegations, not only his allegations but the allegations about his case. Was there something done wrong? You know, was injustice done in the case?"

Polanksi, who fled the country after being convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a then-13-year-old girl in the 1970s, was arrested on a warrant last month when trying to enter Switzerland to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you agree with Schwarzenegger's approach to the matter?

 

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  • Gary
    Gary

    Given his reputation among those who know, Schwarzenegger would be better off keeping quiet on this topic.

  • Kkay Choco
    Kkay Choco

    You are all so uninformed. See "Wanted and Desired" and then shoot your big mouths off.

  • Mark
    Mark

    Umm... super douche, are you really going to compare sexual discrimination/harrassment to the RAPE of a MINOR?? Wow... just effing wow....

  • flashdrivedt
    flashdrivedt

    Uhm...then how about Arnold starts with himself and stands trial for all the sexual discrimination he imposed on women?

  • Arnab Roy
    Arnab Roy

    Does anyone know that Arnold Schwarzenegger used to be a rapist

  • Pops Warner
    Pops Warner

    Hispanicatthedisco: You know, the Glenn Beck angle is a good one ... and applicable. From what I've heard, Beck gave his victim Quaaludes and got her boozed up ... but, instead of fine champagne, I hear he used Champale malt liquor. Like school on Saturday, that dude has no class...

  • Guest
    Guest

    [quote=Pops Warner]Given that Polanski's father was a survivor of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp and his mother died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, and that Schwarzenegger's dad was a member of the Nazi parailitary branch the Sturmabteilung, you'd think Arnold would have the good sense to just say "no comment" when asked about this issue. At least the governor didn't say anything about putting Polanski on a train. don't think anybody is even thinking about that. and it shouldn't matter what their families have done in the past

  • lola
    lola

    [quote=Pops Warner]Given that Polanski's father was a survivor of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp and his mother died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, and that Schwarzenegger's dad was a member of the Nazi parailitary branch the Sturmabteilung, you'd think Arnold would have the good sense to just say "no comment" when asked about this issue. At least the governor didn't say anything about putting Polanski on a train. What do dead family members have to do with this case? They asked for Arnolds opinion and he gave it. He's one of the few famous people that is not afraid to say what all the rest are thinking but too scared to say out loud. Polaski did the crime now he should do the time.

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    Yes, but what does this have to do with the fact that Glenn Beck brutally raped and murdered a girl in 1990?

  • Pops Warner
    Pops Warner

    Given that Polanski's father was a survivor of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp and his mother died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, and that Schwarzenegger's dad was a member of the Nazi parailitary branch the Sturmabteilung, you'd think Arnold would have the good sense to just say "no comment" when asked about this issue. At least the governor didn't say anything about putting Polanski on a train.

  • Joyce
    Joyce

    He ought to be treated the same as any other child molester.

  • aimes76
    aimes76

    Gald to hear it, this dirty old fu@ker needs to be treated just like any other criminal pervert.

  • Risa
    Risa

    GOOD! Thanks Arnold for always looking out for us ladies! You're the man!

 

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