Article reference HERE.
Yes, Roman Polanski wants to be treated like everyone else. Of course the problem is that if you or I were accused of doping-up a 13 year old girl and then raping her, we probably wouldn't have the option to hide in France for decades in order to avoid sentencing.
Mr Polanski is basing much of his current criticism of the current state of his legal affairs on the fact that much of the case rests on 30 year old recollections. Well excuse me for a moment, but people's minds were a bit more clear three decades ago, but then again he was the one who decided to hide from justice. It's as if he wants us to believe that he can simply "wait out" justice.
What infuriates me even more? People who defend Mr Polanski because he is a well known "artist". Well pardon my French here, but BULL$HIT! Famous artist of gutter dwelling wino, drugging and having sex with a minor is a very, very serious crime. Social status, reputation, wealth or fame have no bearing on the nature of the crime or the sentence that should go along with it. However Mr Polanski and his defenders would have you believe that this case is no different than, say one of tax evasion. How very sick is that?
Lastly, I don't care if Mr Polanski and his defenders claim that the original judge back-tracked on an agreement for a more lenient sentence. Remember, we are not talking about tax evasion here...this is the case of a minor being sexually abused.
Roman Polanski deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail, period.