This idea is believed by  people
John MalikJohn Malik
opinion3 Believers

Roman Polanski Avoided Prison Time But He Can Be Punished In Other Ways

Polanski has may have avoided criminal punishment. But he can still face social punishment.
Last updated on Sep 14 , 2020
Believe
Share
Roman Polanski Avoided Prison Time But He Can Be Punished In Other WaysRoman Polanski Avoided Prison Time But He Can Be Punished In Other Ways
In the 1970s, Polanski pleaded guilty to the rape of a girl who was just 13 years old. He fled the U.S. before sentencing, escaping judicial consequences. He avoided any kind of criminal punishment, while his victims were left to suffer emotional and psychological losses. He has continued making films in France since. And he has even earned the highest prize that France gives for filmmaking, a César. While Polanski has suffered some consequences (he cannot return to the U.S. and his films are not screened there), he has continued to be able to make award-winning movies. Meanwhile, many of his victims have been scarred for life without seeing justice done to their perpetrator. The focus should be placed on ensuring enduring social and career consequences for this convicted pedophile rather than looking to his possible return to American cinema.
Editor
Sources
Roman Polanski Accused of 1975 Rape

Share your thinking

Show others the intelligence behind your views. Click "Share" to present your belief now! Your name and photo will be at the top of the article, so recipients know they are seeing your perspective. On Goodpoint, posts have the conversation for you.

About Goodpoint

Goodpoint is an online community where writers are more persuasive, because articles are organized more intelligently. On Goodpoint, content is created in easy-to-read outlines. This allows reasons to be positioned underneath the ideas they support, making the information clearer. And sections are labeled as either fact or opinion, so readers always know what kind of idea they are evaluating.

Write your beliefs

Use Goodpoint to present views that are too important to be unfairly attacked or misunderstood, and to explain yourself with a precision that has not been possible before. And use Goodpoint’s “idea leverage” feature to add reasons other writers have already written. Learn more