it's a very odd statement that i wouldn't say is necessarily atypical of Depp, although we all like to believe he has more sense than that.
Johnny Depp Stands Up For Roman Polanski ::Enter Confusion::
Johnny Depp is normally a man of few words. Known for staying out of the Hollywood limelight, but maintaining his hotness (sorry Johnny's my doll), this bizarre statement regarding Roman Polanski disappointed me a bit. It's okay to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, hide out in Europe, and not be held responsible decades later?
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." (source)
Okay. So just because the guy is 75, married with kids gives the US Government justification for leaving him alone after he had sex with a 13-year-old girl as a grown man? Then ran to Europe to hide from jail time? Yes, Johnny. Some should tell you to put the pipe down.
Think about Johnny's statement. Isn't it more of a crime to the 13 year old to go all of those years with nothing being done about it until now. Now that she has moved on with her life and probably wants to forget about the whole thing. Now that Roman Polanski is practically a nobody to this generation of people. It would be a crime after all of this time to relive that whole thing plus the time, expense- all because the justice system failed her back then. Yes, I do believe Roman needs some form of punishment-weather it be an extreme financial one or an imprisonment. But dragging that poor woman through some trial to relive his glory days of when he thought he was living an untouchable lifestyle is wrong.