Johnny Depp has gone public with his support for Roman Polanski. Today, my heart breaks. The hottest man in the world (sorry Brad Pitt, you lose by a chin hair), not to mention my favorite actor, supports a rapist. You know, that really bums me out. That's putting it mildly. Details from The Independent, via Celebslam:
[However, [Depp] wasn't shy in voicing his dismay about the arrest of film-maker Roman Polanski on a 30-year-old statutory rape charge. In 1999, Polanski directed him in The Ninth Gate. "Why now?" Depp asked rhetorically. "Obviously, there is something going on somewhere. Somebody has made a deal with someone. Maybe there was a little money involved, but why now?" Polanski, Depp continued, "is not a predator. He's 75 or 76 years old. He has got two beautiful kids, he has got a wife that he has been with for a long, long time. He is not out on the street."]
And another, very different, opinion courtesy of Celebslam:
[In the interview, Depp also voiced his support for 55-year-old Daniel Clive Lyttle of Bradenton, Florida. In 1977, Lyttle was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 15-year-old Manatee High School student as she walked home from a football game. Oh wait a minute, that's right, Johnny didn't actually say anything about Daniel. Because he doesn't direct films.]
So when Depp's daughter is thirteen, will it be cool to drug and anally rape her if it's done by a director? Or will his feelings differ then? Just curious.