I will probably get in trouble for speaking up about this but I feel compelled to say something about this issue. It deals with collusion and parents allowing because of greed our children to be exposed to things beyond their development and how because of this greed and ambitiousness abuse happens. I feel for someone like Charlotte Lewis because obviously she suffers from some definite unmet needs and for me being someone who has encountered her throughout the last two decades for various reasons. I always felt sorry for her. She was allegedly passed around Hollywood as it happens in Hollywood when a new face arrives and it seemed to me that she was happy about it. That she decided to go public with a charge that seems serious about Polanski is interesting and very revealing for its desperateness for attention and its timing. He is in this instance a sitting duck and no I am not saying he is innocent and I am not defending his behavior at all. I just think it strange that she comes up with this now and what will it give her but 3 minutes of news space. It’s sad really. I know that Polanski is guilty of many things in general, one being talented movie director. So of course children will be presented to him because they (the parents) want something from him a chance for their girl to be a big star. In the era that Charlotte was presenting herself to him, Polanski had famously made Nastasia Kinski a household name she who was also a child when he began his pursuit. Nastasia famously talked about being with him at 16.
I think it a case by case enquiry going after Polanski and sadly it will always be collusion. Each side wants something remember the original victim of Polanski was pimped to him by her own mother. What mother allows a 13 year old time alone with anyone famously sexually adventurous as he was? Turns out quite a few or so it seems in the news. So as a society we are kind of conflicted because we push sexuality in our own children by allowing them to dress like adults and we allow then to watch sexually charged content from almost every aspect of media. Finally the pursuit of fame allow parents to pimp their children in beauty contests and dance offs and on other media outlets like YouTube.
Then we go after the likes of Polanksi socially its schizophrenic. Nothing is right about sex with children, nothing…I don’t care what country you hail from. It isn’t fair or level or correct. Still we have to examine the sexualization and the selling of children in ways that seem innocent but really are not and I want to include the parent’s responsibility. I think mothers should be held accountable and brought up on pandering charges. You think the 13 year old who Polanski molested is responsible for being allowed to be alone with him? Her mom knew where she was going and with whom. It’s sticky and tricky and grey this area. I think someone like Charlotte is guilty, guilty of wanting to be famous at all cost. Her charge will never hold up in any court. Not if her long list of lovers show up and tell their side of the tale, and yes it is quite sorted.
I want justice for the wronged AND I think it's complicated.
I don't think it fair parents are getting away with allowing children freedom and or lack of supervision. Where were the parents in all of this?
He's guilty for sure but so are they.