Polanski’s wife equates child rape to “sexual liberty and permissiveness”

January 22, 2010

Polanski/Goldberg/rape posts

Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, thinks that her admitted child rapist husband was just a victim of the times –  equating child rape to “sexual liberty and permissiveness”. She says she knew the “story” and “accepted” it. She nowhere – in these selected quotes – says the words rape, rapist, pedophile or convicted sex offender, which is what he is and what he admitted to. He just hasn’t paid his debt to society – he fled like the cowardly pedophile he is.

Note that he was 31 years older (44-13) than the child he raped and his wife is 33 years younger than him (76-43).

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, ABC

In an interview with French version of ELLE.

As for drugging and raping of a 13 y/o child by a man more than three times her age.

Emmanuelle Seigner:

I am not a super-liberal person who thinks that nothing is that serious. I also think that at the time people didn’t live and react in the same way. Today, public opinion has considerably evolved on the subjects.

It happened years ago – she describes him as “impeccable”.

I knew the story, I had accepted it. It’s not as if it happened last week.

It is not the man I met, I fell in love with, I married. My personal truth is that Roman has always been a marvelous husband and man. He is an impeccable man, and I have nothing to reproach him for.

And if it were her daughter that was drugged and raped?

My husband has never considered himself above the law. The proof is that he pleaded guilty for having illegal sexual relations with an underage girl, that he got a prison sentence and that he served it.

Nice way to cloak it. It’s called statutory rape, which is rape. He spent 42 days in prison for a psychiatric evaluation – that’s it – after which he was to receive his final sentencing, which is why he fled, which he then blamed on the absurd notion that he would get 50 years.

As for his arrest?

I thought it was a joke. At first, I told myself they would keep him for 48 hours, then release him. It seemed absurd to arrest him now, while we’ve been coming to Switzerland for 25 years and … legally acquired a chalet three years ago.

Here she shows absolutely no insight as to what her husband did to the child he raped when he fled and what her life has been like each time his name comes up – she is the one being stalked – not him.

We could not go out because we were being pursued by the paparazzi. My children did not go to school. My parents, my sisters and my close friends would come over and bring us food. It was a strange experience, not unpleasant either, as if we were in a cocoon.

Again lack of insight. Wonder what she thinks of the scene in Rosemary’s Baby when Mia Farrow is drugged and then raped?

She also talked of her new music album, on which she said she sings a duet with Polanski about a girl who wakes up next to a man she doesn’t know after a drunken fling.

I was advised to remove it at the time (of his arrest), but I didn’t want to. It would have been like confessing to a mistake or to an uneasiness, which have no raison d’être. Negative minds will without any doubt see something, but I can assure you that there is no particular message behind all this.

Where did the idea come from? Whose idea was it?

I’m sure this case will work out all right on the American side. I’m an optimistic and positive woman.

It would have worked out 31 years ago if he hadn’t fled. Then the child he raped wouldn’t have had to be terrorized and had her grand jury testimony made public.

Who wants to admit they married and had children with an admitted and convicted pedophile?

And the convicted child rapist’s words:

I couldn’t equate what had happened that day with rape in any form.

And the odds that he had done it before and after?

What would he have done if his now 17 y/o daughter was drugged and raped by a 44 y/o man when she was 13?

Would he have difficulty equating that with rape?

Emmanuelle Seigner & Samantha Geimer

Wife & child now woman he raped (she longer made her name public)

(Tony Barson/WireImage/Getty Images)

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