Roman Polansky, noted film producer-director, enticed, drugged, raped a 13-year-old girl. After being charged in court, he fled the U.S. After all these years he was taken into custody by Swiss officials in Zurich. The U.S. wants him extradicted.
A resounding cry has sounded from the "creative arts" community that he should be let go. They say the original judge was unfair. They say that after all these years he should be absolved. They say that because he is such a creative person, he should be given special consideration. They say the 13-year-old girl is now a mature woman and does not want him prosecuted [he paid her a handsome sum for a settlement...admitting his guilt once again].
He is an artist? So? Does that mean that Michelangelo could have been forgiven for mass murder?