May 17th, 2010
01:59 PM ET

Woody Allen: Roman Polanski has paid for what he’s done

Woody Allen raised eyebrows at Cannes over the weekend when he offered words of support for another internationally known filmmaker, Roman Polanski.

“It’s something that happened many years ago," Allen said of Polanski’s sex scandal during an interview with French radio station RTL, according to the L.A. Times. "He has suffered, he has not been allowed to go to the United States. He was embarrassed by the whole thing."

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, but fled to Europe before he was sentenced. He’s now fighting extradition from Switzerland to the United States.

"He's an artist, he's a nice person, he did something wrong and he paid for it. They [his critics] are not happy unless he pays the rest of his life. They would be happy if they could execute him in a firing squad," Allen added. “Enough is enough.”

It’s unclear if Allen was aware at the time of the interview that a second woman has come forward - British actress Charlotte Lewis - claiming that Polanski sexually abused her “in the worst way possible” when she was cast in one of his movies at 16.

Filed under: Cannes Film Festival 2010 • Celebrities • movies

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  4. abbankhead

    I don't care if it was along time ago. If Roman did it, which he admits to, he needs to pay for the crime. He has not suffered enough for trying to prove his manhood on a child. What the world?

    July 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Margo

    Emma Thompson is on the list. She said she signed after being pressured by a friend, and didn't know much about the case. Once she found out the facts, she was shocked, and asked to have her name removed.

    May 21, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Margo

    @Max: "Who is sticking up for Polanski?"

    Here's the list. Most are French. Not many Americans.

    May 21, 2010 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Maggie


    "By the way, I love the comments by 'Maggie', blaming the victim."

    I wasn't blaming the victim. I was quoting another poster and responding, just like I'm doing now with you.

    I quoted @Michael I, who blamed the victim. Then I told him why his "facts" were wrong. I even included links to the court transcripts so he could read what Polanski did to that poor girl.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Max

    By the way, I love the comments by "Maggie", blaming the victim.

    You are an idiot. She was 13. He ejaculated in her anus.

    Do us all a favour and pull the trigger. Humanity doesn't benefit from your existence.

    Too many girls are blamed. Roman is filth. The lowest criminal on the totem pole; purely disgusting in any way, shape, manner or form.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Max

    You know what? I've read what Kram has said...and even though I've not thought of it before, now I want to ask the question...or rather, I want the question answered:

    Who is sticking up for Polanski? And are those that are doing it Jewish?

    Simple question. No Hitler references please. Just answer the question. Are they or aren't they? Yes or no.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Raymond Ellison

    Woody Allen is in fact some what delusional and removed from reality. But he did product a lot of great movies.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rana

    How did he pay his crime ? By not coming in United States !!!!!!!!!!. And if the crime is long time ago and if the suspect is an artist , that means we have to forget that. Give me a break Woody.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Alex

    Since when do pedophiles get preferential treatment? Woody, you & your buddy should be sharing a cell right now.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Margo

    Hollywood stars who are not supporting Polanski:

    Michael Douglas
    Emma Thompson
    Jamie Foxx
    Chris Rock
    Bill Maher
    Janeane Garofalo
    Dennis Miller
    Lisa Kudrow
    Josh Malina
    Greg Grunberg
    Drew Carey
    Kevin Smith
    Kirstie Alley
    John Legend
    Sherri Shepard
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Jon Stewart
    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Noel Clarke
    Hart Hanson
    Alison Sweeney
    Jillian Michaels
    Eve Ensler
    Melissa Gilbert
    Chris Gorham
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    May 19, 2010 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bill

    Not surprising Woody Allen sympathizes with Polanski being a pedophile himself. They should both be in prison.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. Margo

    " 'Why was he not extradited 30 yrs ago? 20 yrs? 5 yrs ago? why not last yr? Why just now? Who woke up from deep slumber? What has changed?'

    Polanski recently filed to have the case dismissed, which caused them to review the case. So he brought this on himself."

    Roman Polanski was born in France, and has always been a French citizen. France does not allow its citizens to be extradited to the US.

    Polanski's lawsuit against a British magazine, and his legal actions attempting to get this case dropped, brought this case back to public attention. This caused the LA authorities to try to track his movements in case he went to a country that extradited. They saw that he was going to a film festival in Switzerland, which provided them with date and place to arrest him.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  16. annie

    Polanski and woody!! They are both sicko's!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  17. inthepink

    @ Bill Mosby....very funny!
    "Polanski gets a Woody!"

    May 19, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. e

    He has been living a life of luxury all over Europe for 30 years, how is that punishment. He was convicted and ran away like a little coward. He made the whole thing linger for 30 years instead of serving whatever pathetic little sentence he would have gotten, ensuring that the victim can never have a moment of real peace in her life.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Will 18E

    Why doesn't allen make these comments to the press in L.A.?
    And how would he feel if Polanski was German and the girl jewish?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. EdBNv

    Anyone who watches any of Allen or Polanskys films is supporting child molestation.. Burn in hell you shallow schmucks.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. John Yutio

    Woody Allen is a known pedophile. He is truly just human waste.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. patjam

    I want to start out saying I am a huge fan of Woody Allen's work and have always thought he was a great American film artist. I do NOT agree with his opinion on Roman Polanski's criminal status. Morally, I question his opinion in general, and wonder why this media outlet requested it in the first place. I do not believe that a criminal of any sort is above the law, regardless of their station in life. Mr. Polanski should pay for his crime as other Americans have in the past. If we don't agree with the law then we should change that law through the legislative process

    May 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mike

    So, Woody the molester supports Roman the molester. Really credible!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Spidey-Man

    They should have said "internationally known child molesters"... This article should have included jack nicholson and harrison ford as accomplices. as well as any hollywood "celebrity" that would still work with polanski and/or allen. To bad CNN isn't posting my first comment in a timely manner. Must be afraid of making someone mad.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Maggie


    "Why was he not extradited 30 yrs ago? 20 yrs? 5 yrs ago? why not last yr? Why just now? Who woke up from deep slumber? What has changed?"

    Polanski recently filed to have the case dismissed, which caused them to review the case. So he brought this on himself.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Maggie

    @Michael I

    "I feel so sorry for all you people ....One day i hope better things in life wait for you other than commenting rude things about people you dont know about ..."

    To be so patronizing towards other posters, when you obviously haven't done any research on the topic, makes you look like a buffoon.

    Why don't you look at some pictures Polanski himself took that night of his victim. Maybe that will give you some compassion:

    May 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Maggie

    @Michael I

    "Polanski ran away for the States as he was scared the Judge was unstable going to renag on a promised deal"

    The was NO deal regarding the time to be served. The deal was to drop the other charges if he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

    Please read the plea transcript where Polanski himself, under oath, admits there was no deal regarding time served:

    May 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Maggie

    "One night a girl egged on by her foolish mother(who should be prosecuted for child endangerment) decides to visit one of these parties and meets up with polanski."

    There was NO party. Polanski was friends with the boyfriends of both her mother and oldest sister. Polanski came to their house and asked the mom if he could photograph the girl for a story about pre-teen girls. They made arrangements for the photoshoot. During the 2nd photoshoot, the site where they were shooting was crowded, so Polanski went to Jack Nicholson's house to shoot there. Nicholson wasn't there, but a caretaker let him shoot there. That's where the ra pe happened.

    Read the transcripts:

    May 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Maggie

    @Michael I

    you can't set the facts straight when you don't know them, and from your post, you clearly do not.

    "after a year of grieving "
    Sharon Tate was mur dered in 1969. The ra pe of the 13-year-old happened in 1977. So it was 8 years later, not one.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. cate

    Of course he agrees, child molesters stick together. They both are disgusting.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. wood e

    Woody Allen is a child who lives in his own little world. No one should listen to anything he has to say.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. monlette

    Hey, Kram. I said name 'countries' not 'gibbrish.'

    A lot of those 'invasions' were before the US even existed, at lot were internal conflicts, a couple were world wars that we only got involved in because other countries begged us to, and a lot weren't even conflicts. (Just because Cold War has the word War in it doesn't make it a war.)

    If you are going to count land grabs from native peoples before we were even a nation, we've got nothing on the Italians.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Lois

    Allen supporting Polanski has nothing to do with being Jewish. You are seeing conspiracies where none exist. They both like young girls, so Allen probably feels a kinship with Polanski.

    BTW, Polanski's father was an atheist from a Jewish family. Polanski's mother was Roman Catholic. Roman was raised as a Catholic.

    Contrary to popular belief, his father did NOT die in a concentration camp. Polanski's mother did die in the camps. And Roman was never in a concentration camp.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  34. TheMax

    May 18th, 2010 12:27 pm ET
    Woody is right. Besides, you should have seen what that 13 year old girl was wearing. I mean, she was asking for it. Besides, he was going to cast her in a film so she OWED him.


    May 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  35. John

    Every actor or director speaking on his behalf should be boycotted.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Rick

    Really CNN?
    Woody Allen is the LAST person on the planet to ask this question.

    Polanski is a felon... enough said.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Suzanne

    Woody Allen is an incestuous pedophile. Of course he's going to support his fellow pervert!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  38. The pot and Kettle

    When will Hollywood personality learn they are not above the law?

    He crime against the girl aside, he evaded the law and that crime he has not been addressed.

    Woody Allen should not be a personal reference for his buddy; because he himself is a person of low moral character.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jim T

    The big question is: Is justice being served?

    Roman was given a plea deal that everyone including the minor agreed to. He served 40 plus days and then the judge wanted to change the deal.

    That isn't right. The judge shouldn't have agreed to the deal if they weren't going to honor it. Period.

    Now it's too late. The victim has forgiven and he has paid the fine. Let it go.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Guest2010

    Paid for his crime?!?! HE SKIPPED THE COUNTRY!! Explain how that's paying for his crime. And, Woody... STFU.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Kram

    Adolf Zukor – founder of Paramount Studios
    Wilhelm Fuchs, known as William Fox – 20th Century Fox
    Louis B. Mayer and Samuel Goldwyn – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Carl Laemmle – Universal Pictures
    Harry Cohn – Columbia Pictures.

    All Jewish

    this is just 0.000000% of the Jewish power in Hollywood

    Is it a racist to point out 100% facts?

    of course not. only idiots who are brainwashed would suggest such nonsense.

    it's called cognitive dissonance.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. MMM

    Last person pedolanski needs vouching for him is this child molester, is own daughter

    May 18, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  43. jarus

    So one pedophile says its time to forgive another pedophile. Big woof.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  44. j smith

    You certainly would not want Woody around any of your kids either.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Bigbill427

    Hey Woody, whats next little boys..

    May 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  46. MJP

    Of course Woody Allen is on the side of a fellow pedophile! I thank you CNN for all the news you provide, but I don't know whether to laugh or throw up on this one!

    May 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Matt

    Varun with your poor judgement I'm going to assume that you are in fact Polanski, and I must ask you to please rot in jail.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Matt

    Varun, you sound like an absolute moron. According to your comments it's ok because the 13 year old was a hippie so OBVIOUSLY she must have wanted it right? People have been talking about this for years it just wasn't as big a deal because it was next to impossible to actually get at him. People like you just amaze me and not in a good way.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  49. varun

    It's really funny to see people actually address Woody Allen directly in their comment. You guys really think Woody reads comments posted by people who are out of job and people who read CNN and post drivel on CNN? I don't think so.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Matt

    WOW! Absolutely shocking. Come on now, of course he does.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Dan S

    I'd also like to add that he was allowed to travel through europe w/o being flagged as having a warrant. Finally he went through a country that acknoledges this warrant and was finally put into custody of sorts.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  52. varun

    All the guys who want Polanski's neck:

    1) Why was he not extradited 30 yrs ago? 20 yrs? 5 yrs ago? why not last yr? Why just now? Who woke up from deep slumber? What has changed?

    2) Where were you guys for the last 30 yrs? Why didn't you all make noise till this article was posted?

    3) There is difference between someone raping a 13 yr old and a 13 yr old wannabe hippie actress offering herself.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  53. jackhole


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  54. John in Ireland

    Why do so many Hollywood elite seem to think than now that Polanski is in his 70s the abuse of an underage child somehow isn't relevant anymore? There isn't much of a moral compass in Hollywood – it just points to $$$$$.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Eric Bishop

    It's nice to see Woody Allen and the Pope finally collaborate on a project together.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. paul St

    Why are you printing the opinion of one pedafile about another and when does Woody Allen's opinion about morality ever matter. The guy married his adopted daughter. CNN you should be ashamed to even quote that scoundral.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  57. PolanskiTouchedMe

    Woody, how was it again that Polanski paid for his crime? By fleeing the country to avoid prosecution and living the life of a wealthy man in another country? If that was how people paid for their crimes, more people would commit them. Had Polanski stayed and faced the music, he would've done his time and probably been out right about now. He didn't do that so now he needs to pay the price...with interest.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  58. jackhole

    and by the way her name starts with "OP" and ends with "RA".

    May 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  59. arch

    What is that saying about birds flocking together! You expect Allen to say something that makes sense! He would have probably been over at the Nicholson house with polanski if he would have in L.A., but he doesn't leave N.Y. that often. Perverts usually stick together when talking about others. How old was the step-daughter of Allen when he started on her? I don't believe the ages were too different. So, how much do you value his opinion knowing he has done the same thing just with a different person.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Lee

    So where's the outrage? Why aren't these two in jail??? Why is it ok for men to sleep with girls who are underage, women to sleep with boys who are underage, but if a man sleeps with a boy it's a crime. THEY'RE ALL WRONG AND SICK! They should all be locked away.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mike Nike

    Actually Woody, he has not paid his dues. Paying his dues would mean he would have stayed for sentencing and served his time.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Common Sense

    This pedophile rapist has yet to face justice hiding away in France is hardly hardship.Figures one pedophile rapist would stick up for another pedophile rapist.And both members of the "tribe" Freud would be proud

    May 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Deb L

    I wasn't aware that being embarrassed was proper punishment for what he's accused of doing.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  64. jackhole

    when will a certain black talk show lady stop perpetuating the myth that female pedaphila is ok. She had a show about women traveling to the caribean to have secx with 16 year old boys and then refering to it as "getting your groove on". Stop preying on young boys and catching and spreading STD's. You're old. These boys should be with girls their own age. Stop interfering and damaging their lives. Sickos !

    May 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Erich

    Of course he supports Polanski. I support Polanski, too. Didn't any of you people see Allen's film Crime and Misdemeanors?

    May 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Dan S

    I think John's comment is my favorite of the DAY!!! LMAO

    May 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  67. MizzMook

    He has just as much right to comment on this case as a Catholic priest. smdh This guy justified sleeping with his wife's daughter (30+ years her senior) and was accused (but cleared) of molesting one of the younger children. Pedo's burn eternally.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  68. John

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!

    This just in.... Child molesting directors think we should leave other child molesting directors alone. Film at 11.

    File this non-story under Duh!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  69. keithmoore1

    Woody Allen? WOODY ALLEN??? Really!?

    May 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Rosalyn

    Isn't it natural for child molestors and perverts to stick together? he is as big a creep as the other and I stopped watching his movies years ago, he is just another sicko running free!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Kram

    Charlie Chaplin 56 and she was 18 ?





    May 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  72. realism

    molesters support other molestors

    May 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Joe R.

    Ahhhhh, yes. Well, if Woody Allen says so, it MUST be true! LOL!!!!!!

    Why would anyone even bother to report his opinions. He needs to stick to the fantasy world of Hollywood and leave the real world to those with common sense.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  74. rudy

    Mentionig his name is enough to have anyone spill his guts out. This guy is the grand daddy of all molesters whose moral compass is lower than the level worms crawl.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  75. katherine

    It's like the pot calling the kettle black...

    They are both skumbags and probably should both be locked up...

    I am always appalled at how living the life overseas for all these years in any way or shape makes up for his criminal behavior....and how was that suffering?

    What an idiot Allen is!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Ronan2010

    The each of them are, as we know, Pervs, Predators...add both of them to the National Predators list!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  77. A MoM

    Any man that marries their step-dauighter, no matter how old she is/was, is a sick-twisted-depraved individual. (period) And anyone that thinks that a random teenage girl's life is less than that of a powerful movie type, is seriously misguided. We are all equal... Plus, most people pay go money to go to France, so I don't see how that is punishment, unless he's saying that going to France in and of itself is a punishment.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  78. jackhole

    out of all these women who've posted fuming remarks on here I wonder how many get hot and bothered by their teenage son's friends. American woman got to love them. Get some counseling ladies, teenage boys are not your playthings.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Dan S

    Roman Polanski is a child molester. He pleaded guilty and ran away. He owes the US Justice system, and the world, a sentence. I also rebuke Whoopy Goldberg for saying that we should just let it go b/c its been so long. He committed a HANEOUS crime. And it appears it was not an isolated incident. We need to make an example of him, or all Hollywood elitists will be compelled to believe they really can buy their way out of trouble. Punish that man! and Woody....I remember when this whole PPolansky business started last year, the first person I thought of was Woody...he's a joke.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Dan Bednarik

    I amazes me how celebrities think they occupy some kind of special niche that lets their behavior be separate from the rest of us. When things really get rough in this country, they will be the first ones we will eat (right after lawyers and congressmen).

    May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  81. isiscey

    Woody Allen isn't allowed to come back to USA for marrying his own "adopted Daughter". If he comes back he to will be arrested! So, how can a Kettle talked about the pot? Oops! those two are in cohorts of each other messing with babies!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  82. busyMOM71

    Allen speaking on someone's behalf explains it all, it is okay let the molestor off the hook....Woody says it is okay;)

    Please, where is his conviction and would if it was his daughter...oh I forgot he is banging his daughter.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  83. wanstudent

    If Polanski has paid his dues perhaps it is time to let all those other guys that are actually locked up out, too... Give me a break.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  84. ttm013

    "he hasn't been allowed in the US and has been embarrassed" i fail to see how that is considered paying his dues. if that's his standard of punishment, i'll gladly hit him in the face with a shovel. that should only warrant a 5 minute timeout.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  85. josh

    OF course this disgusting perverted pedo will stick up for Polanski. This is sick.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Miles

    Woody...spoken like a true pedophile.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  87. 7veils

    Birds of a feather.
    Roman Polanski has not paid for his crime. He'd like to with cash, like Michael Jackson was able to do. But he lost his court battle and still must do the time. He has flaunted US laws for decades, but this pedophile must be returned and his sentence must be carried out.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  88. EricTheRuler

    It's like a bad joke. What did one child molester say about another child molester? Too bad Woody Allen is the Punchline and the Joke. You can only wish he would step into the path of a bus.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  89. JP N

    SO, our legal system must function like a kids game... except Europe is now "base" and one can't be touched. Well, I guess only if you have the resources to get there. If you're poor or honest (ironic if you're found guilty of a crime already) then you go to jail.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  90. none

    I wish Woody Allen would expound on how the phedophile had paid for his crime since he fled the country before any sentence was handed down.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  91. CHickey

    says one perv about another. geesh.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Kim

    Takes a pedophile to feel sorry for a pedophile

    May 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Cookie :-)

    After I read it, I was thinking – my God, this man should have kept his comments to himself because the bloggers are going to eat him alive. However, I totally agree, what a sick, sick monster Woody Allen is, and if he didn't have so much money, he would have been thrown in jail to mess with that little girl he is now married to. What a filthy dog he is. He and Polanski should be joined by the balls.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Richard

    Talk about showing your true colors!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  95. LilGTO

    I love you people. I saw the headline and became enraged. Got online to post asking where Woody Allen gets the morals to judge a pedophile but you all beat me too it. Thank God there are some Americans who still have a sense of decency.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Kram

    didier, sticking up for woody allen, and saying for "G-d" sakes

    means didier is also a Jew

    notice my thesis is once again correct? Jews always stick up for other matter the scenario

    May 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  97. jackhole

    You know male pedaphiles are rounded up pretty well in this country. It's the female pedaphiles that we need to worry about. Lets hunt them down and when we catch them put them away for life. Slaps on the wrist doesn't work. They go on to have babies that grow up to be pedaphiles. These genes get passed folks.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Kram

    Charlie Chaplin 56 and she was 18 ?





    May 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Islander

    Well he's partially 'paid for his crime.' I mean would like to have to live in France?

    May 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Bill Mosby

    Polanski gets a Woody. Big news.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  101. didier

    People, people, get a grip!

    Allen's not a child molester for G-d's sake. Get your facts straight.

    I don't understand why his comments "raised eyebrows". His support for Polanski is completely in line with most people in the film industry's views of the situation.

    Polanski HAS paid for his indiscretion and then some. The victim has moved on and the rest of the world (aside from some fringe lunatics) has as well.

    Again, get a grip!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  102. CRA

    Hmm. It's interesting that Woody Allen is called a child molester. He has been married to Soon-Li for 10 years now and she is 36. So he married when she was 26 – not a child in any respect. She was also 22 when the affair began, I believe (or at least above the age of consent). He was accused by Farrow of molesting his adopted small daughter but nothing was proved. So although Woody Allen is wrong about Polnaski he was not a child preditor unless you consider 22 a child or a for that matter 36 a child.

    It is however interesting to ponder how long does a scandalous relation remain scandalous when the couple involved get married and stay married for a significant period of time. Sort of reminds me of Charlie Chaplin and Ona O'Neil, she was 18 and he was 56 with a well deserved reputation as a womanizer.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  103. dan

    And how has he paid his dues in what way? He got to have fame and fortune as he has hidden in another country. I hope the guys gets over here and gets convicted for his actions.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Willie12345

    "Roman Polanski has paid for what he’s done" ....says the aged pervert.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Sam

    Woody... *facepalm*

    May 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  106. TD

    Of course Allen would support his fellow rapist pedofile. Disgusting!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Moral Mike

    They should be praying, because they are both going to need it.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Mary Bookman

    Of course Woody Allen took up for him. Those kind stick together. This happened along time ago but he left before being sentenced. Just because he is rich shouldn't mean he gets away with it. He still needs to be jailed.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Judi Snyder

    PLEASE... as I see many agree one pervert deserves another. Give us all abreak.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Ann

    "He was embarrassed by the whole thing." I'd like to see that defense more often. I think if people realized how embarrassing it is to be a convicted child abuser – or really – any other sort of criminal, we could just close down the prisons.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Steve Wallis

    Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are creeps.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  112. ivnprt

    The Pedo-Artists are at it again !

    May 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  113. jackhole

    American women love 16 year old jamaican boys. They are largest group that engages in female secx tourism (meaning american women go on vacation to have secx with minors). I'm glad they are morally upstanding when they are in the USA though. Except for those female school teachers who keep getting caught.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Nate Brenner

    Many of the comments here are about as reliable as CNN. First of all you are wrong. Woody Allen did not adopt his current wife, and he never "banged" her when she was a minor. So get your facts straight. Come prepared with the ability to back up your statements before making slanderous accusations. He never molested a minor.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Kram

    Did scorcese and company create Hollywood? no Jews did.
    Do the Italian's own all the major production companies and run them today? no Jews do.


    May 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Charlotte

    So.....because he's been running from the law all these years, they are supposed to give him a pass on a crime he committed? Woody, what ARE you drinking? The guy needs to serve his sentence just like anybody else would. They ought to make it harsher because he's been on the lam, rather then letting him off scott free.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Isa

    Yes, a long time has passed, Mr. Woody Allen ....
    However, the issue here is not about the embarrassment caused to Mr. Polansky, it is about bringing his actions to justice. Like anyone else, he has to assume the responsability of what he did and, not run away from it and be shielded because he is a celebrity. He is fugitive criminal and should face the law !!!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  118. LB

    Uh, CNN, this should read:

    ...another internationally known filmmaker AND KNOWN PEDOPHILE...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Kram

    "Really? Name these dozens of countries that the US has invaded."

    * 2.1 Colonial wars (1620–1774)
    * 2.2 War of Independence (1775–1783)
    * 2.3 Early national period (1783–1815)
    * 2.4 Continental expansion (1816–1860)
    * 2.5 American Civil War (1861–1865)
    * 2.6 Post-Civil War era (1865–1917)
    o 2.6.1 Indian Wars (1865–1870)
    o 2.6.2 Spanish-American War (1898)
    o 2.6.3 Philippine-American War (1899-1913)
    o 2.6.4 Banana Wars (1898-1935)
    o 2.6.5 The Boxer Rebellion
    * 2.7 World War I (1917–1918)
    o 2.7.1 Russian Revolution
    o 2.7.2 Neutrality Acts
    * 2.8 World War II (1939–1945)
    * 2.9 Cold War (1945–1991)
    o 2.9.1 Postwar Military Reorganization (1947)
    o 2.9.2 Korean War
    o 2.9.3 Lebanon crisis of 1958
    o 2.9.4 Dominican Intervention
    o 2.9.5 Vietnam War
    o 2.9.6 Tehran hostage rescue
    o 2.9.7 Grenada
    o 2.9.8 Beirut
    o 2.9.9 Panama
    * 2.10 Post-Cold War era (1991–2001)
    o 2.10.1 Gulf War
    o 2.10.2 Somalia
    o 2.10.3 Yugoslavia
    * 2.11 War on Terrorism (2001–present)
    o 2.11.1 Afghanistan
    o 2.11.2 Philippines
    o 2.11.3 Liberia
    o 2.11.4 Iraq

    May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  120. sbath

    This guy is a TOTAL IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Mike

    Woody Allen as a character reference. LMAO

    May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  122. DC

    LOL – what a joke! So, Woody Allen is the standard by which we should measure whether or not a pedophile has paid his dues?? Thanks for the laugh, CNN!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  123. MissD

    All I can say is "Two peas in a pod". Go figure.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Tatersalad

    Well, no kidding. What else would you expect a guy like Woody Allen to say? His a miscreant.

    On the other hand, if we were talking about an adult female shtooping an underage male, I doubt any of you hypocrites would say one single bad thing about it.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  125. db

    If Roman wants to get rid of this then he should agressively work with the legal system to work out a satisfactory situation to both sides and then abide by it and not take flight like he did before. Sure he committed a crime, and yes he should serve time. From what I read he admitted what he did and agreed to the punishment in a plea deal. When he found out that the overboard prosecuter and judge changed their minds after the agreement, he took flight. He was not right in running and neither was the legal system welching on the plea deal that was signed, sealed, and all but delivered. Ok, let's end this BS and abide by the original plea agreement. Have him serve the original agreement and be done with it. After that who gives a dudu about this has been? Even the girl involved wants it done and over with.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  126. crystal

    I'm not sure I'd want Woody Allen defending my honor. He's like the president of "Perverts R Us."

    May 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  127. monlette

    "LOL – not even close. Britain MAYBE but Germany? not even close. America has been at war NON-stop since it was created – no other country on earth compares"

    Really? Name these dozens of countries that the US has invaded.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  128. KY

    NOW theres a suprise...really? shame on you for posting anything woody allen says. Im

    May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Joe

    Woody Allen's humor is often subtle and ironic. But he doesn't seem to get how ironic and sardonically funny his defense of Polanski is. If it was an episode in one of his movies people would laugh...nervously.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  130. cjh

    Gee! BIG surprise that Woody Allen would support Roman Polanski!! Of course he is going to align with his fellow child predator!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  131. steveinfl

    I think most people have said all that needs to be said but I just want to add that Woody needs to shut the f... up and crawl back under his rock. He can slink out again next year and direct one of his crappy art house movies that 150 people pay to see and which wins him accolades from his friends in Hollyweird.

    For those of you who say he didn't marry his daughter, well, that is technically correct but she was a part of his life from a very young age and you don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that having a relationship with this young woman was inappropriate.

    I hope that Roman Polanski gets extridited to the United States and faces his judgement, whatever that may be. Then and only then, will he be punished or, punished enough.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Tommy

    Woody Allen is miguided, perverted, child molesting communist and I don't really care what he thinks. He said that Obama should be allowed to be a dictator with absolute power for the remaing of his term . . . c'mon, our fore fathers would have executed him.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  133. spcp

    This is just confirmation of why I am revolted by both Woody Allen, who married his own daughter, and by Roman Polansky. Both pedophiles, both supporting each other. How sweet.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Yeah baby

    See this is exactly why good morals and ethics do count.

    Woody thinks it is just fine to screw under aged girls because he also screws his own daughter and could care less.

    If Woody had a moral fiber in his body he would know that he very much wrong in doing that. But he chooses to ignore this and do whatever he wants much like Polanski who just ran away when the opportunity arose after screwing young girls

    The world should shun these people as deviants and morally bankrupt people. Instead they put them in the spot light drawing yet more little girls to them to feed their habit.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Matt

    Don't know whose a bigger d-bag.. Woody Allen or Mark the Anti-Jew... wish both would fornicate themselves with a rusty railroad spike....

    May 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Willy Brown

    From one pedophile to another; “it’s all good”

    May 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Bill

    Ah Woody, what about the then-13-year-old-girl? Consider her suffering.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Mary

    Is Woody Allen suggesting that because Mr. Polanski is an artist that somehow justifies his behavior with a child?


    May 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  139. BMcDonnell

    The man did an interview in Playboy claiming all you men are just jealous of him and all of your want to screw 14 year olds. Describing other girls in this age group he screwed.

    He lives in a big fancy house, goes to big fancy galas, has flocks of stupid syncophants for friends, and people constantly say how wonderful he is.

    As punishments go, I want these people handing them out if I commit a serious crime. I need to "suffer" this way.

    Fact is that for all the butt kissing – if these two men had never existed and never did anything they get butt kissing for – the World wouldn't be worse place. They made a film. They didn't stop a war. They didn't invent anything. They didn't heal a person.

    I don't care what "dues" one thinks someone has paid – there is no blood price you get to pay that lets you off for committing a crime against children.

    No one is so important that they deserve a few children to screw to help them blow off steam from their ever so important making up stoires and putting it on filmt. No one is that important, and sure not some self-aggrandizing narcissistic "artiste."

    May 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  140. DD

    Mark, you self-serving bigot— besides those you mentioned, here is the rest of the list of well known supporters of Polanski. Are they all Jewish too?

    Monica Belucci
    Martin Scorsese
    David Lynch
    Tilda Swinton
    Pedro Almodovar
    Asia Argento
    Jonathan Demme
    Terry Gilliam
    Wim Wenders
    Jeanne Moreau
    Wong Kar Wai

    Funny, Wong didn't strike me as Jewish name, but I'm happy to have Scorsese in the tribe.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Elizabeth

    Getting support from Woody Allen in this situation is like having BP endorse your oil rig design. PLEASE.

    BTW, Woody, how's your step-daugher, uh, I mean wife, uh, step-daughter, wife, you freak. Of course you think he's "paid his dues." You should be in the cell next to him. Stop talking and just go away. You're an embarassment.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Randy

    What has Woody been smoking?!?!? Polanski has not paid for his crime at all, he just avoided prosecution and lived his life with only the minor inconvience of not being able to return to the United States. If Roman was even half the man that he wanted that young girl to see, he would have stayed here for trial/sentencing and then served his time like everyone else has to do. Of course I shouldn't expect any more from Woody Allen as the same behavior seems to follow him around as well. When will celebrities stop acting like they're better than anyone else? When will society begin holding celebrities accountable for their actions like we do for "common" people.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  143. drbenk

    As head of the Pedophile Union, Woody's comments carry a lot of weight. Don't you need to go blow a clarinet?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Denise

    Well that isn't surprising coming from someone who has slept with his own daughter...

    I have no respect for any actor/actress or anyone who supports Polanski...he is a child molester/rapist..and he has done it more than once. Why do people continue to support this dirtbag?

    So, it was a long time ago, and everyone should just forget it? The victims NEVER forget it. I'm surprised Polanski is still alive...I would think that these girls' fathers would have hunted him down long ago...then again, he is a coward and has fled the US...

    Boycott Allen's films and Polanksi's films...both dirtbags.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Gisele

    Studies have proven that kids molested by perverts are exponentially more likely to become drug addicts, have mental illness & chronically low self-esteem–with the chronic underacheivement that that entails. These creeps shatter lives AND cost society as a whole, by limiting the ability to acheive in their victims. They are monsters & the only fairness would be that demon put behind bars & without the loving support of his hollywood co-conspiritors~!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Michael

    Woody, he DIDN'T pay for what he did, and you know that. And I don't think people were demanding he go to jail for the rest of his life. If he had just gone LONG ago, it would have been over. Given that today the atmosphere is much more harsh for child molestors, it would have been better to do it then.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Larry

    Woody is an idiot pervert.
    And he wants Obama to be given dictatorial powers.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  148. andrew

    So the people who support Polanski seem to be saying some combination of the following:
    "He's a great director, give him a break."
    "It has been so long since he committed the crime, so we should forget it."
    "It wasn't much of a crime really. She was willing, and she looked so old anyway. Can you blame him?"

    I've heard all of the above. Shocking really. I'd like to hear an open debate on all this in court because I can't imagine how a defense would argue these on either intellectual, moral or legal grounds. I'd like to see him brought back to the US and put on trial.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Kram

    "Nope, I think Britian and Germany still have us beat by a longshot."

    LOL - not even close. Britain MAYBE but Germany? not even close. America has been at war NON-stop since it was created - no other country on earth compares.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Jason Mangum

    Woody, I don't put any stock in any man who molested his step daughter. I think you an Polanski should go swimming with concrete trunks.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Suz

    How is fleeing to another country "paying" for a wrongdoing?

    Woody Allen's a classic example of a smart person with no common sense.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Martin in NO

    What else would you expect from a guy who married his own stepdaughter.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Kram

    elle, you still, like everyone else, fail to explain how Jews all share similiar traits, specifically in terms of intelligence; joining Judaism as a religion makes me a Jew - but will it make me smarter? of course not. This means Jews are a race, like blacks and asians.

    Yes Jews don't want to think of themselves OPENLY as a race, due to persecution, but lets not kid ourselves... I have Jewish friends and they openly talk about themselves being a race of people... they just don't want non-Jews to know.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Kev19

    According to Woody, Polanski has paid for what he has done, but I disagree. Polanski CHOSE to flee, so even if he was punished he was choosing his own punshment...not good enough if you were a victim of his. He failed to show up to be judged. Polanski should have showed respect to our legal system, acted like a man, and stepped forward to be tried/judged. Instead he ran and hid. Even if he is not guilty, he showed cowardice and only a sense of self-preservation. He thinks he is above the law...that is his crime, perhaps among others.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  155. M. Browne


    May 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  156. MIW

    I'm dismayed but not surprised by Allen's apologia. I'd like to know, however, how has Polanski "paid"? He was "embarrassed"? Pity; I daresay what embarrassed him was getting caught - not the fact of raping a child. I suppose his great artistry and personal suffering make that all just OK, especially since it was ever so long ago.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  157. doofus

    lol, you know you're a creepy perv when woody allen comes to your defense. i mean, really ... you aren't helping mr. allen... what a couple of sickos.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Julian

    Of course, he would say this-Pervert. He does not get it.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Steve Deiters

    What always seems to be lost in this discussion is that Mr. Polanski pleaded guilty and acknowledged his crimes years ago, but chose to be a a fugitive from justice. He needs to return and face the music. Sorry Mr. Allen, but his time in Europe doesn't count for the time he has to serve.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Avg Man

    I'd say we need to Boycott this idiot, second time hes opened his mouth in 2 days and said something grossly stupid and unAmerican. He hasnt paid for anything, He was a coward and ran away. There is no excuse.


    May 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  161. marco

    If he truly wants to feel pain why doesn't he let some current moviemaker bugger one of his grandchildren.
    I thought these people were the leaders of society, not the sad dregs they actually are.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Tammy

    Of course, birds of molesters stick together. Woody and Roman should have both done time for their actions with minors. They were certainly both old enough to know better.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Jeff

    It's the pot calling the kettle...white?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Robert


    Polanski already pleaded guilty to the offence and submitted to psychiatric treatment as part of his plea bargain. He only fled the country when he heard the judge at the time was going to renege on the agreement.

    I am not defending what Polanski did, but get your facts right.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Elle

    Mark – this is from Jewish 101 and also in many other literature about Jews. As stated before Wikipedia has been wrong many times. In school kids are not allowed to use Wikepedia as a source of reference.

    Many Jews were deeply offended by any hint that Jews could be considered a race. The idea of Jews as a race brings to mind nightmarish visions of Nazi Germany, where Jews were declared to be not just a race, but an inferior race that had to be rounded up into ghettos and exterminated like vermin.

    But setting aside the emotional issues, Jews are clearly not a race.

    Race is a genetic distinction, and refers to people with shared ancestry and shared genetic traits. You can't change your race; it's in your DNA. I could never become black or Asian no matter how much I might want to.

    Common ancestry is not required to be a Jew. Many Jews worldwide share common ancestry, as shown by genetic research; however, you can be a Jew without sharing this common ancestry, for example, by converting. Thus, although I could never become black or Asian, blacks and Asians have become Jews (Sammy Davis Jr. and Connie Chung).

    As for Polanski and Woody Allen, neither of them has paid for their crimes. They are both pedophiles.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  166. B

    Ha, this article is hilarious for the irony alone.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Max

    Woody is right. Besides, you should have seen what that 13 year old girl was wearing. I mean, she was asking for it. Besides, he was going to cast her in a film so she OWED him.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  168. ktd

    Shame on you CNN for even posting this. Of course he supports a child abuser! He married his own daughter! Disgusting. And he SHOULD be embarrassed! Sad is a world where a child abuser and rapist is made to believe that he shouldn't feel embarrassed and shameful for committing his crimes! Especially now that another actress has come forward saying he abused her as well.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Randy

    Ditto to the 99% of the posts here.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Owen

    It's just so terribly important that he feels guilty. What ever happened to PUNISHING people?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  171. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    Come on, folks. We've embarrassed the artist Polanski with this whole ordeal that happened years ago. After all, that's more than what Hollywood thinks he deserved for raping a 13 year old.

    Just goes to show how out of touch entertainers are with the rest of society. Why we ever listen to their drivel when they're not delivering someone else's lines is beyond me.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  172. nuser

    If it wasn't so tragic , it would almost be funny.
    One child molester defending another child molester.
    They are little creeps.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  173. KTinCA

    When it comes to this subject Woody Allen is the last person qualified to make a judgement and of course he supports someone who is just like him – an "artist" who can do whatever he wants to whosoever he wants. Polanski just needs to be a real man and take what he deserves. Lock him up.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  174. monlette

    "Greatest country on earth based on what? Your the most indebted. You've caused the most instability. You've invaded the most countries (illegally). You've toppled the most democratically elected governments in history (fact)."

    Nope, I think Britian and Germany still have us beat by a longshot.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Willie

    Now, Woody is really someone who should be setting the standards when it comes to old fossil male adults and their relationships with young women.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  176. JPX

    If by "paying his dues" Woody means "has lived as a millionaire in a mansion for years" than, yeah, I guess he's paid his dues.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  177. danny

    What do you expect from a phedofile

    May 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Oodoodanoo

    I didn't know that Woody Allen is a member of the Supreme Court. I'm glad he's around to teach us artless slobs a thing or two.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Vince

    Why do we keep listening to what actors have to say about Roman Polanski? There is no debate here. A crime is a crime is a crime. PERIOD. It doesn't matter if the victim is over it, it doesn't matter if it was 40 years ago. Its a crime in CA, period. The state has an obligation, under the law, to prosecute the alleged criminal on behalf of the people of the closed. He should be fully prosecuted and given a chance to defend himself. Thats they way the system works....for everyone!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Wendy

    Of course Woody would have no problem with his fellow pervert and child molestor friend. Woody probably regrets that he missed out on that action. Polanski should have been hunted down and brought back for sentencing. Its not like no one knew where we was all those years. Go away Woody. You are a joke and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  181. mattmchugh

    Wood Allen and Roman Polanski:

    – very talented filmmakers
    – fairly reprehensible human beings

    End of discussion.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Todd Balstrom

    Amen, Jack. Woody Allen's movies are overrated sacks of crap. Nice hat, Woody. That must have the teenage girls beating down your door. For a second I thought you were one of the Jonas Brothers.

    Polanski got off light. Screw him.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Capt D

    Woody Allen is a blithering moron,... Obama for dictator? Somebody finally pass the Hollywood Silence law that prevents nimrods with no measurable brain space from gaining 15 minutes of fame every fifteen days simply because they make movies,... they have no concept of right and wrong, they have no respect for the rule of law,... all they know is chaos and self-service.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Mary

    @a citizen
    Woody Allen molested his own kid...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  185. marygrace Florida

    Woody's 'blessing' ??? c'mon now! Bet he is thinking...."there but for the grace of God go I"

    Dear morale commentary from you, please!!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  186. mordrud you have a "final solution" to our Jew problem? I bet you do....

    May 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  187. dan

    Please. What is Woody going to say? They both should be sent to a deserted island – they deserve each other.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  188. MotoJB

    How the heck did he pay for it?!?! He fled from Justice!! Woody Allen is a MORON. Roman P should be thrown in jail for the entire sentence.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Amy

    Oh no, he got embarrassed!! Well, call off the hounds—I'm satisfied! Not by a long shot...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  190. a citizen

    Dear Woody, stick to directing, if it was your kid who was molested by this jerk would you feel the same way? If you would than I say you are no better than him.

    Enough of big mouth actors and what they think!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Mary

    This perv should have just kept his mouth shut.. And crawl back under the rock he came out from under.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  192. E. Quinn

    Sorry, but in my opinion, Polanski has paid nothing until he has appeared in court, been tried, and, if found guilty, served time in jail. Far too many high profile individuals, especially from the entertainment and political arena, are getting off with a mere pittance of what an everyday working stiff would suffer. The law is the law, and it should be applied to everyone equally! End of story.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  193. BaltoPaul

    Someone at CNN has a sense of humor.


    May 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Sherry

    OMG – nude-photos-on-the-mantle-for-Mia-to-find and now he's stuck-with-her-for-life (ha ha) Woody makes a comment? Mmmmm – not a lot of street cred, imo. Old goat/old fool. Woody is a great example of how gifted someone can be in so many ways and still be a total idiot that you couldn't trust with your daughter. Some people just can't learn when to keep the trap door closed.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Julie

    From one child molester to another, of course Woody thinks that Roman has paid his dues. Ask the victim if they think Roman has paid his dues or if they have forgotten the abuse they endured at his hands. Ask the victim if the memory has faded just because it was a long time ago, justice has not been served or paid.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Shannon

    From one pedophile to another...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  197. newms

    From one sicko child molesting pervert to another. They should both be in prison after castration.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Alicia H.

    Says one freak about the other...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  199. David

    There you go. Woody Allen, our next Supreme Court nominee. Really, who truly cares what Wood Allen thinks anyway???

    May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  200. mordrud

    and why do people keep saying Woody is a great filmmaker? I would rather go party at Roman's house in my underwear with a fistful of ruffies than sit through a Woody Allen movie.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  201. joel lohr

    Ted Bundy says " Jeff Dahmer is an Ok guy". Responds Dahmer " Back at you, Teddy".

    May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Kram

    "Kram – Are you saying that the Jews are responsible for the greatest country on earth and its successes?"

    Greatest country on earth based on what? Your the most indebted. You've caused the most instability. You've invaded the most countries (illegally). You've toppled the most democratically elected governments in history (fact). You and Israel are the single most examples of instability, war, hostility and hypocrisy - and yet GASP thats where almost ALL the world's Jews are.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  203. cece deville

    polanski should have adopted her first, then banged her

    May 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Tricia

    Sick! That is all i can say. I am shocked at the amount of people coming out in defense of this man. He committed a crime, and no, being rich and famous does not make you above the law. Shame on Woody Allen. Of course, one might expect him to defend Polanski. After all, he is sleeping with his adopted daughter. LOSER!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Jack

    Who cares what Woody Allen thinks. He is an idiot. I have never understood the attraction people have for his movies. His movies absolutely suck. He has no talent. If I want to take a nap and need something to help me sleep, then I would watch one of his movies.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  206. kit8

    Is Woody Allen still married to his step daughter?
    I want to puke everytime I hear names like Woody Allen, Morgan Freeman, Polanski etc. These old creeps manage to sleep with their
    daughters or other peoples underage kids and are still able to make movies that some people want to see. Why would anyone pay to see
    anything created by these child molesters is difficult to understand?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Tom

    Of course Woody Allen supports Roman Polanski. Woody Allen also likes to "STUMPF" teen age girls.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Mary

    @fact checker
    That kind of rational is called "splitting hairs"...
    This was a little girl who once thought of him as her step Dad...
    How many "step Dad's" think the way Woody Allen does, how many little girls get molested by their Mothers boy friends and husbands...
    "Home grown"~! Thats what it is ..No excuses..~!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  209. mordrud

    Sorry Woody but Roman has NOT paid his dues until his cellmate drugs and anally sodomizes him like a 13 year old girl. THEN the scales of justice will be in balance once more...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Jenny

    Woody Allen may be a great filmmaker, but he is a complete jerk.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Carmar

    Well, I just have to join in. How about "it takes one to know one"! Woody U R pathetic!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Loretta W.

    Has he no sense of morals, I have not seen nor read (until today), anything about Woody Allen because he molested his daughter.
    I was a huge fan of his work since the 60's.

    These men have no respect for women, they only feel pain for themselves(when caught). Very, very sick people can still have a lot of talent, but it should never be an excuse for abusing under age girls,and their own children.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Henry

    All honest creeps are Liberals because that is the only way they can justify their creepiness. Ergo:

    Creep + Truthful = Liberal

    Creep + Hiding it + Claiming to be Conservative = Lying sack of S%@t Liberal Creep in disguise.

    Normal + Honest + Truthful = Conservative

    May 18, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  214. shlomo

    Hey Konigsberg, your buddy is going to prison when he's brought back to the US and frankly that's where you belong as well.
    LA county DA keep up the good work.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  215. Mary

    All child molesters think molesting a child is Ok...So who cares what this total freak thinks..He not only molested a child, he molested and married a little girl who was once his daughter...~!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  216. brown

    Polanski has suffered ...
    "He was embarrassed by the whole thing"

    This is obscene. Jail this sorry excuse for a man!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  217. fact checker

    Mia Farrow was not Woody Allen's wife. The alleged daughter was not adopted by Woody Allen. The alleged daughter was not a child, she was 21.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  218. Jeff

    He also thinks Obama should be dictator for a few years.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  219. Mike

    Pedaphiles United... figures.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  220. Rick

    What I think everyone is forgetting about is the phrase "flight to avoid prosecution". He pled guilty and before he could be sentenced he skipped out and ran away to another country. He was a rapist, any other rapist in this country when they plead guilty goes to jail, then they have filled their debt to society. He ran away, he's nothing but a coward and a rapist. The fact that other famous people support his decision to run away and hide shows a lack of respect and decency towards the laws and people of this country. These people should remember that they too are part of this society, and if someone did this to their children they would be singing an entirely different tune. Of couse with Woody Allen who violated his marriage with his own incestuous affair with his daughter I guess you can understand why he supports this.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  221. ASWNurse

    Why is CNN even reporting this garbage? An opinion from a man who married his daughter? POS.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  222. JRoss

    Kram; nice alias Mark.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  223. Eric

    From one pedophile to another.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  224. Gwendolyn

    lol, the Vatican needs to hire Woody as their spokesperson right away! "Hey, it was a long time ago, why pursue the matter now? After all, they're very embarassed."

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  225. Teresa

    Another liberal.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  226. Tom

    Kram – Are you saying that the Jews are responsible for the greatest country on earth and its successes?

    I'm sure their community appreciates your acknowledgment.

    TL – a Christian Banker (true)

    May 18, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  227. nearthesea

    Shocker! One pervert supporting another. Who knew perverts had a code of ethics?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  228. Glenn

    When will these pedis be put to death? I mean really, they just escuse each other to go ruin another childs life. Execute polanski in the most horrible way imaginable, then rest assured he burns in hell. then, and only then, will he "pay his dues:"

    May 18, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  229. mike

    CNN, you sure get a lot of dense people commenting. Embarrased by your reader mentality?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  230. TobyG

    I guess they should've let Charlie Manson go spend a few years in he could have "paid his dues". BS!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  231. Kram

    Patty, you sound like you've been conditioned by hippies - face the fact that races DO exist - blacks are faster than you, asians are better in math, and Jews have higher verbal intelligence than you (hence why they own your media)

    Accept it you stupid hippie.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  232. Fuyuko

    O RLY? Thanks Woody. I guess any kind of attention, especially negative attention makes you still relevant to who exactly?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  233. Leucadia101

    Sun Yi – Popa Woody!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  234. ds

    KRAM.............JEWS REWL!!!!!!!!! YOU, yes you, will ALWAYS be at the mercy of the JEWS. Eat your heart out!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  235. Patty

    The thing is I do have a clue. There are humans in all colors, creeds, religions, backgrounds and nationalities that are bad and some that are good. No one group being more important or sacred than the other. Because people do not agree with you, you choose to lump them as Jews. I don't see the insult in that but unlike you, I'm not a racist out to blame the world for my failings as a human. It must be lonely swimming in the slime you must reside in. Otherwise, why try to bring everyone to your level.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  236. Tom


    If your argument is correct then the red neck southern racists would be the most successful people in America.

    (white, christian, & straight so don't assume I have an agenda)

    May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  237. Lori

    Polanski has never served time in jail for the CRIME he committed against a child. He is free to come to America any time he wants. We have a nice warm bed for him and he will receive three meals a day.

    Woody Allen is a creepy old man who preyed on a child himself.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  238. James Haas

    Oh Now Come On...

    Woody Allen? Of course, one pedophile excuses another.

    You have to be kidding me.

    These idiots are so removed from reality. I'm sure he also thinks Congress is doing a great job.

    New low CNN...

    May 18, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  239. Doug

    Living in Europe is just like being in jail...right?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  240. ann

    course woody Allen would take up for him woody Allen is A child molester to

    May 18, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  241. Kram

    Adam, he's Jewish - jews rarely get prosecuted or analyzed by America's media unless it's bernie madoff (billionare scam artist)

    notice how the American media tries to portray Polankski and even Woody allen in a good light despite them both being monstars ?

    It's because they are Jews - your entire country is dominated by them, face the reality of the situation and get on with life. From your media, to Hollywood and movies, from your banking system, to your professional sports (every single major sports league has a Jew at the top) your country has been owned and dominated by Jews for decades if not centuries

    May 18, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  242. Steven P

    Allen should be in jail himself. He ought to be ashamed – but isn't.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  243. tlk

    Well then I guess we should let Charlie Manso go, cause according to Woody, he has paid for his crimes and enough is enough. Woody why don't you see if you can adopt another wife.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  244. Sixto Morales

    Why would anyone be interested in this idiots opinion, after what he's done.
    "Birds of a feather, fly together."

    May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  245. adam

    You know that some people in Florida just been in jail for a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the same kind of crime even though they are under the age of 14.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  246. DJM

    Says one pedophile to the other.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  247. Kelly


    May 18, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  248. cmc

    How in the world has he paid his dues if he has never set foot inside of a prison? He has never had to own up to what he has done. He needs to be a real man and take the punishment he has due to him. His victims have suffered and had their lives ruined forever because of his violations.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  249. PAL

    Pervert Club Members of America Unite.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  250. Kram

    "All jews support Mr. polanski." Never said that once. Don't put words in my mouth.

    All jews are 'abnormally' intelligent. (they have above average verbal intelligence and IQ's - this is a proven fact yes)

    "all abnormally intelligent people support pedophiles and rapists."
    You are putting words into my mouth again, shame shame

    May 18, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  251. Robert M. Noonan

    ReginaM had the best comment so far at May 17th, 2010 2:42 pm ET

    "Yeah, thanks Woody"

    Understated and absolutely priceless. Way to go Regina!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  252. miguy

    This is exactly why i think liberalism is a mental disorder

    May 18, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  253. Timothy

    Havent we as a culture outgrown woody allen's version of comedy? Woody allen plays a bumbling jew in a movie where part of the comedic effect is the shoddy sets and lack of creativity in his latest flick "The bumbling jew".

    May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  254. Bob

    Woody Allen was never married to Mia Farrow but they did live as man & wife. Farrow had one child by Allen & three children by Andre Previn.
    She adopted three children with Previn (Soon-Yi included) and two children with Allen. After ditching Woody, she adopted six more kids. This brings the grand total of Mother Farrow kids to fifteen. Her relationship with Allen lasted from 1980 to 1992 & ended when she discovered nude photos of Soon-Yi who was then 21. It is uncertain whether Allen was involved with Soon-Yi when she was underage.
    And she wasn't literlly his stepdaughter, since she was adopted by Farrow & Previn. After the breakup, Farrow claimed Allen had molested their mutually adopted stepdaughter Dylan but the evidence was inconclusive. Medical experts stated they thought that charge was a fabrication by Farrow. In summation, I weel sorry for all these poor kids who became involved with these two wackjobs. And Allen, although not literally Soon-Yi's stepfather was in a familial relationship with him and Allen was in a position of authority & trust with her. I don't know if Allen is a child molester but he definitely is a little creep and considering all the people in the world he could be boinking decided violate his father figure role by going after his lover's adopted daughter. But, Polanski's a child molester & little creep too, no matter how talented he is.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  255. Kram

    DS = supporter of Polanksi and DS = also said Woody Allen is correct.

    This follows my thesis: Jews only look out for other Jews.

    It's safe to say DS is a Jew as well.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  256. dawn

    Kinda hard to take ol' Woody seriously now, isn't it?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  257. Kram

    Look it's Patty! she accepts Asians and blacks are races, but, because of her media conditioning through life, simply cannot and WONT accept anything saying ANYTHING bad about Jews - to her Jews are the most important and sacred people on earth, always persecuted, and never for any reason other than other people's ignorance.

    Jews have abnormally high IQ and verbal intelligence (100% fact) not because they follow a stupid religion (Judaism) but because they are a RACE OF PEOPLE - YES you can become Jewish by following the religion, but that doesn't make you a full-out Jew or one "of the tribe" because in order for that to happen, your mother has to be Jewish.

    Get a clue Patty you idiot

    May 18, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  258. Frank B

    Spoken like a true pedophile...

    May 18, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  259. ds

    KRAM = An Anti-Semite. Plain and simple. Go F@*K yourself!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  260. Jim

    One piece of crap taking up for another !!!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  261. Mike

    From one pedophile to another come on you should both be in jail. Least Polanski didn't do it to his own adopted child, but no matter their both sick

    May 18, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  262. Iluvejewishpeople

    so extrapolate mark's "logic"...
    All jews support Mr. polanski.
    All jews are 'abnormally' intelligent.
    ergo, all abnormally intelligent people support pedophiles and rapists.
    Thanks for clearing that up.
    so anywhoozle. What do expect from a man who raised his wife?
    just sayin'.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  263. Tony

    Ok folks, most of us here think (and rightly so) that both Polanski and Allen are dirt bags. What to do you say....Ban all their films and any one who supports either one. There are plenty of current actors who are pleading for support of Polanski, stop going to their films as well and make it clear why your not going.
    Once their revenues start to drop maybe they'll get the idea.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  264. Patty

    @ Kram
    If your point is that these people are educated and choose fields that are high profile, then good for them. What has this to do with the fact that a rapist doesn't want to face his sentence?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  265. anjewla

    Exactly! Ah thanks Woody for supporting your fellow child molesting buddy. Ah he has been embarrased and had to stay away from the U.S. poor guy.
    Yes what about the other lady who came forward , she was 16. Is that ok too Woody, since it was so long ago.
    I am no rigid nor prude american with too many morals but come on this is ridiculous. See how desensitized people get. Another reason these topics should not be in movies.
    Woody pull your head out of what ever 15 yr old you are molesting this year and realize it is WRONG. Pedophile!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  266. ds

    Woody Allen is CORRECT. Woody is the best!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  267. support his fellow child molester....

    more victims of Polanski will come forward

    count on it

    Woody, did you really want attention about this issue?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  268. VceofReason

    omfg! if this isn't the pot sticking up for the kettle...pedophile #1 speaking on behalf of pedophile #2.... disgusting!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  269. Kram

    Harsha, Jews invented Hollywood entirely (this is a 100% historical fact) - it is for that reason ALONE that some 100 years later they STILL dominate it, own all the major production companies (fact) and are all the biggest names in the industry... fact.

    Heck, even Whoopi Goldberg had her named changed to a jewish name because she wanted to go to Hollywood

    FACT 🙂

    May 18, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  270. Bobby

    Is Woody Allen afraid of losing his supplier?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  271. Kram

    The Jewish National Service aka JNS reported "JNS figures show that America's Jews are only 2% of the nation, yet, on the NEWS this particular evening, they represented 65%+ of the guests, hosts, and talking heads."

    Thanks you: Geraldo Rivera, Alan Derschowitz, Richard Ben-Veniste, Lanny Davis, Candy Crowley, Robert Wexler, Charles Zewe, Andrea Mitchell (Alan Greenspan's Jewish Wife), Claire Shipman, Alec Baldwin, Betty Friedan, Sam Brownback, William Cohen, Murray Fineman, Steve Rothman, Sandy Berger, Rahm Emanuel, Jeff Greenfield, Andrea Koppel, Gary Tuchman, Bob Franken, Larry King, Madeleine Albright, James Rubin, Wolf Blitzer,

    May 18, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  272. Ryan

    Two child molesters speak! What if it were your child????

    May 18, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  273. Clark1b

    so, running away from the consequences and living for years in the style of the very wealthy ....

    versus .... the victim who had to watch him living the good life while thumbing his nose at the US judicial process ...

    paid his dues? I think not!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  274. Harsha


    The rabid antisemitism and basic inaccuracies I can forgive.
    ....but anyone follows every sentence with FACT should just be shot, No arguments No insults. Just Shot.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  275. Kristela

    Takes one to know one...all of these men have gotten away with these actions because they have money, and power. Not to mention the fact that these little actresses were probably "pimped out" by their stage parents for a peice of fame!
    They should all be shot!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  276. Claudio

    Woody is so gross. His movies completely suck, the same drama all the time. Look at his pics. And now, supporting a fellow pedophile. The man is beyond words. Shame on all actors who still make movies with him, because he is a neurotic dirty child molester.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  277. Yuck

    The pot joining forces with the kettle.......

    May 18, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  278. hjs3

    Ah c'mon Woody you didn't really just say that did you?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  279. Gad

    I wonder you would made such comments, if one of your own girls are molested...So please shutup and let the law take its own course....GAD

    May 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  280. JimH

    OK, who's the moron that keeps shoving a microphone in front of this derelict's face??? Yesterday he enthralls us with his insightful comments on how Obama should be given the powers of a dictatorship, so that he can ramrod his agenda into place without any checks and balances. Today he enlightens us as to how Roman Polanski has "paid his price" for raping a young girl, even though he fled to Europe and completely avoided paying his price. Can we just keep the microphones away from him? It hurts my brain to hear this kind of nonsensical crap!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  281. Barada

    A Jewish conspiracy? Mark, I know plenty of Jewish people who are outraged by this. And, I seem to recall there were many non-Jews on that list of Polanski supporters published several years ago. It has nothing to do with ethnicity, rather it reveals the difference between the decent and indecent.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  282. James

    This is the guy that had an affair with his adopted daughter and this is the guy that said Obama should be made a dictator of America. CNN has hit a low even getting an opinion from this slime ball.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  283. ellen

    Mr. Allen, Most of us find you morally repugnant. The fact that you support this convicted child molester only serves to make him appear, if possible, more guilty. Living a free life, to work and have your family with you, to travel the world (except the U.S.) is hardly punishment. The point is he has NOT paid for his crime. No one speaks of continual punishment, but he hasn't served his time for this crime that he committed. Nor has he served time for flouting our judicial system and fleeing. That's also a crime, you see. And now that the supreme court has ruled that some child molesters are too dangerous to be let out even after serving their time, perhaps he won't return ever to serve his time. Personally, I hope he never steps foot here again. I wish it were possible to ban his movies. I personally do so. I don't watch yours anymore, either. Nope, I decided that none of my hard earned money would go to you, or to him.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  284. Disgusted in Michigan

    Why would anyone care what an incestuous pedophile has to say about anything, anything at all?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  285. Ken W

    And Hitler has no problem with Hannibal Lecter.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  286. gvs

    Woody is the WORSE representation of humanity. It would be my pleasure to see what Judgment Day will be like for Him and those like him!!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  287. Chet

    "he has suffered enough"?????

    How many days did he spend in prison for his offense that he admitted his guilt towards?? ZERO. Therefore, now that he is caught, his sentence should start. And add several years for evading as well. After about at least 10-15 years, I think some of us could then argue he has "suffered enough".

    May 18, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  288. Bob

    These two peas in a pod should be two pervs in a cell.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  289. Norm

    This child molesting freak was sleeping with his own daughter for years. Why is anything he says anymore even newsworthy?

    May 18, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  290. harmonijo

    So the man who marries his step-daughter is defending the child rapist. They both suck, and neither of them are that talented. ewwwww, yuck.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  291. DJ

    It is unfortunate for Polanski that Allen has come to his defense.

    However, that being said, Woody Allen did not molest or marry his adopted daughter. Soon Yi was adopted by Mia Farrow and Andre Previn and she was in her twenties when she started dating Allen. Soon Yi was an adult at the time and made her own decisions about this.

    But ... because of the general public perception of his own case, his support of Polanski is ... unfortunate.

    By the way, Polnaski DID serve time for his charges – 3 months I believe – but the judge in the case reneged on his own ruling and proceeded to prosecute further – at which point, knowing the judge himself could not be trusted, Polanski left the country.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  292. Chris

    Seriously, no mention in the "news" article that Woody married his daughter? Great coverage , folks.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  293. Katrina

    RP has not faced justice. He ran from it. He broke the law and because he didn't want to go to jail, he fled. How is that 'paying the price'? It's not. I feel badly for him that he lost his wife in a horrible tragedy. That does not negate the face he needs to be a man and face whatever punishment is due. He is a coward.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  294. JUSTICE

    Wow!!! He has paid his dues??? Refresh my memory do not remember this PIG doing time. Woody should keep his opinions to himself seeing that he himself is a disgusting human being himself. We need to do away with these low life criminals. I am sick and tired of seeing these maggots getting away with there disgusting behavior. These people need an old fashion public stoning and caning everyday for the rest of their pitiful lives.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  295. Katie

    As one child molester defending another, really, what else would you expect him to say?? I think they are both disgusting!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  296. William

    Forced to move away to avoid prosecution, has suffered enough embarassment, after so much time in exile why not forgive and forget...sounds like a Catholic response to me...maybe this a bright new day for organized religion, they have found a major issue they can agree on. The Muslims and their 12 year old brides can get in on the act as well. In the name of the heavenly father, forgive me for my sins.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  297. Patty

    Look everyone, Mark is back as Kram sharing his ideas that have no basis in fact. You are stating comments with nothing to back it up except your outstanding knowledge of Wikipedia. ANYONE can post on that site, so you have to look at it the way any sane person would. Take it with a grain of salt and then check your facts with credible information gained from true study. Just because something is stated doesn't make it fact. Take a cue from your own postings, the intelligence you keep alluding to is based not on "race" but on an appreciation of study and education. Please, avail yourself of the educational system in your area. It would be the kindest thing you could do for yourself, and us.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  298. Max

    Some people (Woody), should keep their cradle robbing mouths shut.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  299. ds

    Woody Allen is CORRECT....we the people love to play GOD and judge everyone as if we make and enforce the law. Go look in the mirror and review your life...better yet put it on one is perfect. There are clearly much more important issues at hand...the list of "famous" violators is endless.....perhaps we should ADD your NAMES to the list....

    Charlies Sheen, Robert Blake, Martha Stewart, Fatty Arbuckle, Winona Ryder, Mick Jagger, Hugh Grant, Kobe Bryant, Lil Kim, Dennis Rodman, Tatum O'Neal, George Michael, Pee Wee Herman, James Brown, R. Kelley, Johnny Cash, Jesse Jackson, Mark MaGwire, Wesley Snipes....and on and on and on.....DROP IT – that is all Woody Allen was saying. Stop being the almighty judge...move on!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  300. Peter A.

    I don't like Woody Allen or his movies.......again....Roman Polanski or Woody Allen were "regular" average joe citizens their butts would be parked in jail for what they did and I am sorry I bet if we could peel back the veil of secrecy that represents the inside of the film world....I bet you we would find this is not an isolated incident....For me they could both go and stay in Europe all they want....

    May 18, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  301. Kram

    "whereas Ashkenazi Jews often hail from Europe, Sephardic Jews often hail from the Middle East. People of many different races have become Jewish over the centuries."

    You moron - humans came from Africa, into the middle-east, into Europe. Sephardic Jews came from the middle-east - which if you knew anything about a map, is not far from spain.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  302. Will

    If Polanski weren't a Hollywood Jew, he would've been extradited by now, would have served his sentence, and would now be living in an alley in South Los Angeles because he'd be a registered s ex offender and would never find a job again.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  303. paul

    Of course, this is about the crime. But it is also about paying to society for that crime. If I killed someone 20 years ago, tried and convicted but then escaped and was caught today then I would still have to go to prison and pay for my first crime. AS well as the additional crime of 'running'.

    No matter what, this man broke more than one law and from what we are hearing has done it more than once.

    Woody Allen? He is a creepy guy in life. He is a brilliant comedian, but TRULY creepy.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  304. Betty

    It takes a perv to know a perv, sickening how Hollywood is so behind these two guys....I wonder if this would be the case is one of their kids was molested. Hollywood is just scared that if they turn on one of their own no one will get work, so shallow.

    If I ever get in trouble send my behind to The South Of France.....torture.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  305. DugB

    It's like Sodom defending Gomorrah.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  306. wbn

    . . . says one immoral creep about another. Wonder how many people would say this about a Catholic priest who molested someone that long ago.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  307. Reality

    This pedephile now says that a man that corn holed a thirteen year old girl paid his dues. They should both be in prison.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  308. Sparky Marky

    Wow! I never knew she was Polanski's daughter...!!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  309. Jim

    If I ever get into trouble with the law....Please send me to Europe to live in luxury to do my time instead of jail.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  310. William in Tokyo

    Uh... Woody Allen. Right.... Now there is a bastion of morality worthy of our respect...

    May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  311. Tish

    I'm sorry, as soon as I started reading this, I just started laughing out loud. Wowie wow wow wow.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  312. de

    Woody Allen should mind his own business!! Polanski did NOT pay for what he did? too bad,,,he's embarassed! HE SHOULD BE! Once a petophile, always one. He has not served any TIME for the action, he's only being held now, from running from the law for all of these years. He is a pig & I will never watch a movie that he has made.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  313. Jonsie

    Typical Hollywood perverts. No one should be surprised.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  314. Wendy Ainsworth

    Of course...but, of course Woody Alen – the man that married the same girl that he adopted with Mia Farrow & fathered a child with her...but of course he would think that poor, poor Roman had suffered enough. Oh please. Maybe Woody & Roman could be imprisoned together and made to watch movies of themselves as old men trying to do it to little sad & the both need to be PUNISHED!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  315. nkm

    Woody Allen has always been an idiot. - these comments from a man who carried on an affair with his adopted daughter, right?

    If Polanski had faced his charges like a man, he would have paid his debt to society and probably would be a free man by now. The fact that he is "paying for the rest of his life" is his choice, the consequences of fleeing.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  316. Alyssa

    The girls(not women) that Roman Polanski abused have been given a life sentence. They can never forget or make it go away. I see no reason why Roman Polanski should be given a reprieve from his very justified life sentence of discomfort and embarrassment.. I think he deserves jail time.
    It does not surprise me that Woody Allen is advocating for Polanski, they are after all both child molesters.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  317. Lady

    of course this is coming from one pervert regarding another.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  318. mark

    Child molesters have to stick together. What debt has he paid Woody? You're an eccentric child molester who has no grasp of reality, that's why you make movies. I'd ask you if you'd leave your daughter alone with Polanski but hey, you banged your own daughter so I think I know what the answer would be. Crawl under a rock with Polanski you perv!

    May 18, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  319. Will S

    Who cares? It was forty odd years ago. The victim has moved on – why can't all you other people? The guy obviously has some psych issues, probably related to his wife being stabbed to death and his unborn baby being cut out of her uterus. Is any of this really your problem? If you don't like it, don't watch his movies. The new "victim" was of age (if it even happened) and is obviously after some publicity and cash from a tabloid. Get over it.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  320. Kram

    I said 10 times Judiaism (Jews) is a religion – but it is ALSO a race – this is a proven historical fact – based not only not DNA, but observations: Jews have on average very high verbal intelligence, and high IQ - this has NOTHING to do with them supporting a stupid religon and everything to do with them being a race - just how asians are good with mathematical intelligence.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  321. pixiefingers

    what can u expect from a pediphile, and ds is pure ignorance, or are you the same as they are, and don't forget woody didn't pay his dues either

    May 18, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  322. JR

    Wow, a perverted pedophile who marries his own adopted daughter defends a rapist. They're both a couple of idiots.

    He's suffered? He's been embarrassed? It was a long time ago? Oh, right, then. We should just forget the whole ugly crime.

    Screw you Woody. You're a lousy filmmaker and you're a lousy human being too.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  323. Don

    Here we go again. I'm a movie star, I'm a professional sports figure, or whatever and think they are above the law.
    I make so much money and have so much influence that you have to feel sorry for me.
    If this situation happened to a regular Joe he would be behind bars and doing time for the crime he committed. Of course a regular Joe would not do what he did.
    What a bunch of sick people who should be spending time behind bars.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  324. Big Al

    A reference from a pervert? Heck, that ought to keep Polanski out of jail.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  325. jim d.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, bit isn't an anti-semite a racist?

    by definition, no. "jewish" isnt a race. there are white, black and asian jews. jewish is a religion..... google it before you comment and you won't look so silly.

    consider yourself corrected.....

    May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  326. George

    And we would listen to this guy....sad state of affairs when a person marries his adopted daughter and then defends a pedophile. Go figure !

    May 18, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  327. mark

    Isn't this a little like the Jew calling the Priest Catholic?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  328. Mark

    really...what a tard

    May 18, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  329. Paisley

    From one child molester to another – is anyone really surprised that Allen would feel this way?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  330. ds

    Woody Allen is correct. Enough already. There are plenty of people living right next door to you and me that are guilty of much more severe crimes that have done damage to thousands. Drop it and move on.

    Woody Allen is the greatest living American Film Maker. Period. End of discussion. Don't even try to challenge that fact. Forget about his personal views. Most true artists have their dark sides that get the light of day because of who they are. From Bill Clinton down the line to professional athletes.....not enough room here to list ALL of the violators. Think about how many notable people have so many!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  331. bob allen

    Just for the record Woody, your pal Roman did not "pay his dues". He skippied the country before paying his dues. What part of drugging and screwing an 13 year old do you not get? Maybe Mia can explain it to you. Is there a statute of limitations on self serving stupidity? Apparently not.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  332. Joe

    I usually don't post on CNN but this time I had to...

    Are you kidding me? One child molester feeling sorry for another??? Yep. Thanks Woody. By the way, how's your daughter/wife?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  333. Tuzo

    Really Woody?!

    He has yet to pay the legal settlement rewarded to the victim. He thinks he is above paying any dues there Woodrow!


    May 18, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  334. G

    Mr. Allen, if prison time wasn't such an awful thought to Roman then I believe he would have served his few years back in the day and be working in America now. Living in luxury in another country doesn't excuse prison time just because he couldn't work in America. Yes the guy may be talented, but that doesn't make him above the law.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  335. Chas

    No need for a firing squad. Just serve his sentence. But that would be unacceptable to him, apparently. He feels he shouldn't have to face the consequences set out by the laws of the country he is a citizen of.

    I find it enlightening to read all the supportive comments from Hollywood about Polanski. Tells you something about how Hollywood really thinks.

    Polanski molested multiple young girls and women as we are now learning. Disgusting. He should remain out of this country until he is prepared to accept the jail time he has earned.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  336. Owl Creek Observer

    One ego-maniacal pedophile praising another ego-maniacal pedophile...big surprise there.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  337. Ira

    Mark and his fellow paranoids are afraid of intelligence more than Jews. Anyone intelligent would rankle their nerves. Whether Jews are smarter than anyone else is only argued by the unintelligent. Christians, Moslems, and Asians and Africans etc. who are secure in their intelligence have no issues with whose brainy or not. Also, as to control of varied feilds and media...again it's more a result of intelligence and drive. Maybe American Jews continue to show their motivation as we will surely see East Asians and others gain "disproportionate" influence in America. And more power to them...anyone is invited that can bring gifts to the table. But Mark, should go back to his trailer, drink a miller and watch some semitic TV...maybe Seinfeld (which was made generously so that he and everyone can laugh).

    May 18, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  338. Patty

    What is it with some of you people? You talk about HIS suffering. The people who murdered his family have and are facing justice. They are in prison. His pain is undoubtedly real but he got justice. Now he needs to face justice for a crime to which he admitted guilt.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  339. Bull

    Woody,Woody,Woody.You dirty little Dbag .Who cares what you think.
    P.S. Your movies all stunk.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  340. bob waeger

    If Polanski was a Catholic Priest all his "supporters" would want him crucified !

    May 18, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  341. Jo

    Spoken like a fellow creep!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  342. Jamie

    I am sure many prisoners in jail are embarrased. They are still in the United States, but it's been a while since they've seen it. Living in exiled luxury doesn't really count as paying your dues.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  343. Mike Fallon

    They both obviously need to come to grips with the sins of their past and seek forgiveness from God and others. I hope they do this before they go to the great beyond.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  344. CBeck

    Right, Woody. Shut up now.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  345. doug sando

    if woody was in prison where he should be, we would not have to waste our time with this pervert.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  346. MilitaryRetiree

    I absolutely despise Woody Allen now and even before he was diddlin' his adopted daughter. But, as for Roman Polanski, I truly think that he has suffered enough, both with his conscience AND the money which he paid to the "victim". And this most recent "victim", if she IS a victim, why did she wait until now to come out with this information ? ? Guess she is wanting to jump on the bandwagon while feelings are running high against Polanski. It's likely that more people will believe her and she can get some money also. Several years ago, when some blacks filed discrimination suits against Denny's Restaurant, it laid groundwork for many other blacks to do the same, whether events happened or not. It's all about the money.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  347. C

    Woody Allen stopped being funny when he married his 21 yr old adopted daughter when he was married to Mia Farrow. If memory serves me correctly; he was accused by Farrow of molesting the girl while he was married to her. Blogger Mark ; what in the Sam Hill does being Jewish have to do with the price of tea in China; you ninny.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  348. Mark

    I guess we were all wrong, according to his fellow pediphile Woody!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  349. dazed and confused

    Well isn't this special...Woody Allen as a spokesman for child abuse? Is this man crazy? Just because he married his adopted daughter and feels just fine with that doesn't give a man cart blanche to advocate for another child molester/rapist!

    Whos the next spokesperson to step forward? Tiger Woods?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  350. gizmoapple

    Polanski had made a deal when he was first arrested, but the judge was biased against him and was going to reverse his sentence for the publicity he would gain. Polanski only fleed because he was being treated unfairly. In my opinion, I don't agree with Allen because I, myself, think that Polanski should allow himself to be extradicted back to California so that the whole mess can be cleared up and he can return to his life. As for Charlotte Lewis, I want to believe that no woman would ever lie about something so heinous just to condemn someone that they were not fond of, but the timing of the matter has to be considered and it seems more logical to me that she would've turned him in a lot sooner if he had actually done what she said he'd done. I'm not really sure that I believe that myself though. I loved "Frantic" and I love movies, so maybe that's why I'm on Polanski's side. Despite the fact that I am completely against what Polanski did, I still understand exactly why he did it.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  351. Terry in Dallas, TX

    So how many of you are blogging from you place of employment.
    If you are then you are guilty of theft from your employer and should be terminated immediately and be added to a national database not hirable due to being a thief.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  352. JJ

    Tell us, Mr. Allen, How did Mr. Polanski "pay" for his crime??? Please tell us, we would really like to know how that occurred...

    By the way Mr. Allen, How did YOU pay for YOUR crime?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  353. mrsb

    Sorry Woody, you'll have to invite another child molestor over for tea. Polanski did not pay his dues; he ran because he thought the judge was going to hand down a harsher sentence than Polanski tried to plea bargain for. Polanski should have stayed and either served the time given or appealed the judge's sentence. It amazes me that anyone defends his actions.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  354. max

    My first though at reading the headline was -'of course he supports him, he's a pervert himself'. Seems as if I'm not the only one who feels this way judging by the comments here. Perhaps the powers that be should start investigating him as he was surrounded by Mia's brood for a very long time.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  355. AAK

    "He has suffered, he has not been allowed to go to the United States. He was embarrassed by the whole thing."

    Wow. Are you kidding me? He was embarrassed?! Poor thing. <– the sarcasm overflows.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  356. lou

    Roman P. – Is a child rapist 13 yr old girl (sodomy as well) Criminal
    Woody A. – At the very least old pervert who marries his daughter

    Not exactly the creme of society – but in hollywood they support these two creeps – Big names including Whoopi -Sad...

    Send them all packing ...
    Note to crazies – this is not about religion or money, this is about people who should not be admired or celebrated because they can act or shoot a movie.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  357. Greg

    How is anything this guy even relevant? First he wishes Obama could be a dictator for a couple of years and now he thinks his endorsement of Polanski means a hill of beans. Contrary to what Woody Allen would have us all believe, Polanski has not paid, that is the issue intoto... he fled before sentencing and has lived on the lam ever since. There apparently is no statute of limitations, or I'm sure the case would have been settled long ago. Who gives a rip what Woody Allen thinks?!? Polanski should write a book called, If I Did It... Allen could direct.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  358. AlexA

    If Roman was a truck driver, a computer programmer or anything else would this 1) be a story and 2) would anyone care?

    He committed a crime, pleaded for it and then ran away before sentencing. Let's get Dog the Bounty Hunter on this.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  359. John Gardner (san diego)

    Yea, I think Mr. Polanski should be given a second chance. I totally agree with Woody that he has been embarrassed enough.
    Oh, by the way. I am sorry for those little incidents with Amber Dubois and Chelsy King. It has been really embarrassing here in jail for me.
    Can I go home to? I am really sorry.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  360. Waaa Waaa Waaa

    I just like that his name is Woody!!!!!!!!

    Of course he is a pedo....his name is Woody!!!!!!

    Woody has a Woody!!!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  361. MJ


    Of the three of us child molesters, the only one that has paid his dues so far is me.

    Michael Jackson

    May 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  362. Samilcar

    Polanski was "embarrassed by the whole thing"? Woody, is that really payment enough these days for raping a child?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  363. American4EVR

    This coming from the man who divorced his wife to marry his daughter.... What can morally ever be expected from the filth that Woody Allen is?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  364. Will

    Yeah, he really "paid his dues". Living in some French villa eating caviar and patte. Clearly suffering on a biblical scale.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  365. Claire

    Says the man who married his own stepdaughter. Not the best moral compass surely???

    May 18, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  366. mr.mark

    love Woody's early work – but when you sleep with your step daughter, you kind of lose the moral authority to comment on stuff like this.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  367. Peter

    It's so easy to just judge and say things and look at only one side of the story, if you actually read the details of what happened you'd probably learn a thing or two. Not saying what was done was right, however, you have to consider the past. Losing a pregnant wife in the way he did can destroy a man. you all talk of justice, what about justice to Sharon Tate? what did the Mansons get? life in a hotel? and all of a sudden actress Charlotte Lewis comes out of the closet, great publicity stunt, I didn't even know of her existence until now

    May 18, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  368. James

    I wonder if Woody would say all should be forgiven if Roman had molested Woody's underage daughter...or just told him to wait his turn.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  369. Newman

    He must pay for the crime.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  370. utahsang

    Woody also would like to see Obama as dictator of the united states. Since he likes dictatorships he should go live in north Korea.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  371. not moved

    let them share a cell together

    May 18, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  372. Ordinary Joe

    All of the perverts making these vicious comments should be put through the horrors that Mr. Polanski has endured.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  373. Mike in Colorado

    And he continues to think he is God.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  374. LDE

    says the child molester to the other child molester.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  375. not amused

    I guess from one child molester to another.....what could have expected from this jirk....but I am surprised that CNN could stoop so low to give this guy any print space.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  376. Michael

    Agreed. Woody is one to talk.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  377. Voice Of Reason

    Shut up, Woody! Just shut up!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  378. Dawn

    Two pedos in a pod!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  379. tangledweb

    I think they should be locked in a cell together. It would be interesting to see which one gets to be the BE-ATCH.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  380. mobadthangood

    OMG. A really cool child molestar like Woody Allen says that Pollackanski has paid his dues.
    The world is better and safer now thanks to Woody.

    Maybe Roman and Woody should share a 1 bedroom apartment with each other. They have some opening at Sing Sing and Rikers for guys just like this.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  381. futbol Czarina

    One child molester protecting another. Both are pathetic excuses for men.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  382. Brian

    Really Woody?

    Being "forced" live in Europe with large amounts of money, while continuing to make movies and essentially live whatever life he had in the United States (except just out of the United States) doesn't sound very much like "payment" to me.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  383. Petey

    See, that's just it – he HASN'T paid his dues. His dues are to be paid in an American jail, not in a chateau in Gstaad. It's not that Polanski "can't" go back to the US, but that he won't go back and serve the time his tortured soul knows he rightfully must.

    Roman Polanski is not a man. He is a coward and a loser.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  384. Ed

    Woody Allen called Roman Polanski the other day and said." Roman let's get over to Kmart" Roman asked why?

    cause little girls pants are 1/2 off

    May 18, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  385. Oh Please

    Didn't Woody marry his stepdaughter? I guess it takes a sleaze to defend a sleaze.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  386. kevin

    what a bunch of crap, You have to maintain the integrity of the law, or you invite all sorts of special treatment and bias into the system. I understand Mr. Allen's sentiment, but there is no place for it in a system where the legal system is supposedly blind.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  387. BigPete

    Last person who should be cpmmenting on Roman Polanski is Woody Allen.......................

    May 18, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  388. Pat in IL

    Why would anybody even ask Woody Allen his opinion about this? He's a certified member of the pervert club, so of course he'd say what he did. What a waste of journalistic expertise.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  389. shalomcharlotte

    Well, I can echo most comments here. My first reaction to this was, "This from the guy who married his daughter."
    But Mark, c'mon with the Jewish hatred.
    Where has that gotten you?
    I have two words for you..Oy Vey!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  390. Kevin

    They should use one bullet on the both of them. Child molesters have no sympathy from me nor do they deserve any! Castration would be another punishment. All child molesters should be surgically castrated so they cannot commit the same crime as they will do over and over if allowed the chance.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  391. Cindy

    Says one pedophile to another. Whose 'they' Woody, the victims, the families, people who want to protect children? Wow, he is embarrassed, and the poor guy had to spend years hiding in another country. He is a coward and he will suffer until he accepts responsibility and the punishment that comes with it. To the abuse survivors, forgive, then go after your attacker to the full extent of the law!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  392. Ginger Smith

    Of course, who else but a pedophile himself (went to bed with his adopted daughter) would support a rapist?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  393. righttochoose

    The main stream media is just as perverse as Woody Allen for running these types of stories.

    Is this really news? I dare say not. They only run these stupid stories because they know it gets people fired up enough to respond.

    This statement is from the same man who married his girlfriends daughter, thinks Obama should be given dictatorial powers and now thinks Polanski has suffered enough by being embarrassed and not being allowed to come to the United States.

    Again, why are we paying any attention to these types of people? Oh yeah, I already answered that.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  394. Anti-Woody Allen

    F you Woody Allen – Polanski's paid his dues? He's embarrassed? He should have to suffer 100x more than the girls he molested and that's simply not possible.

    But wait, he's had a rough life in the chalet... give me a break. What possessed Allen to open his mouth. Fool.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  395. C. Miller

    Hey Woody, he isn't allowed back into the U.S. becuse he fled the U.S. instead of staying here for punishment.....punishment for drugging and raping (including sodomy), a 13 year old girl. This is the last guy who should be speaking. The people in Hollywood are cluless about the real world.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  396. Mike

    What else would you expect from one perv defending another.
    The two of these guys are like peas in a pod.

    He'll pay his dues when he comes back to the U.S. and serves his sentence.

    Running from the law isn't considered "paying for it."

    May 18, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  397. dxtrdrt

    What I most see here are biter ignorant people who have not even bothered to do the research to know what the facts of the case really are. They just spout their preconceived and government formed opinions. How about shut up and check the facts and then use your own mind to think before you post.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  398. Jack

    They both should have been sentenced to a slow painful death long ago! They are both child predators!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  399. Jack

    They are both members of the Pedophile/Child Molester club! If only we had better laws in the country. They both should have been sentenced to a slow and painful death long ago!

    May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  400. Ordinary Joe

    Why do none of these reports mention that Roman Polanski's parents were murdered in a Nazi concentration camp and that he survived to be released at the age of 6? And that his wife Sharon Tate was murdered when eight nmonths pregnant by the Manson gang? Give the guy a break.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  401. Sal Goldbergmannstein

    As we all know, Jews are above the law. As it's been pointed out, there is tribal influence among the Jews, and all the gentiles of the world have to deal with it. Move on.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  402. RAG

    Mark, they were all also vegetable eating, car driving, refrigerator using bipeds. Are you starting to see the irrelevance of your ""astutue" observation? Any other irrelevant correlations in your sights?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  403. Alansgal

    Of course this pillar of propriety would think Polanski has paid his dues. This man had an affair with his own young step-daughter. He should keep his mouth shut on such subjects. Both Allen and Polanski are disgusting and Polanski should be tried for the charges against him.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  404. Leigh

    Well duh.. Woody Allen would think that. Perverts must stick together after all. Frankly, ANYONE who supports Roman Polanski has some issues in my opinion. You can't just leave the country to avoid paying your dues and expect that x amount of years later all will be forgiven.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  405. grossdude

    Woody Allen was created from Freud's excrement.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  406. Tina

    He paid how; by living it up abroad for all these years? Isn't he the same guy that married the young girl that he and Mia Farrow were raising as a daughter?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  407. Mary

    Oh my, yes, he has paid... he's been free to travel the world, lived in luxury, eaten gourmet meals and worn the finest clothing... BS! He needs to go to prison and be deprived of everything that makes his life enjoyable!

    As for Woody – he preys on young girls too! The man seduced his adopted daughter, a child that looked up to him as a father, then married her. She's totally brainwashed by this sicko. How dare anyone listen to him and print his pathetic, demented rants? Put them BOTH in prison together, they can be best buds.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  408. Ivan L. Vissepo

    One sicko defending another.He took his step daughter as his mistress
    while she was a child.Shame on you both.Jail is what both deserve.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  409. Austin

    Says one pervert to another.....

    May 18, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  410. Marc L from NY

    These Hollywood liberals think real life is like their movies. They live in a dream world until something horrible affects them directly. Then they become the champions of a cause. I am pretty sure that there are plenty of criminals that are artists and nice people. But if they break the law, they are still criminals as well.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  411. Weslee

    So according to Woody, Roman has paid for his sins because "he was embarrassed". Oh ok. Well I'm that's the same lame excuse the Manson family uses now, 40 years later, when coming up for parole. I was young, naive and I'm embarrassed by my actions.

    Let's ask Roman if those family members have paid for their sins and should be let free?

    There are laws in this world for a reason. You need to follow them or pay the price. I understand the difference between killing someone and molesting someone but both are heinous in their own way.

    And fleeing the country, where the crime was committed, and running to France is not reconciliation or time served!!!!! Just ask the Israeli's who chase the former Nazi's around the globe to punish them, and rightfully so, for their former sins.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  412. Aaron

    He's suffered by not being allowed to go to the US? Do me a favor already. What a load of crap. Perhaps Woody Allen should be deported and end all of OUR SUFFERING.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  413. chet

    Shocker – coming from a guy who sleeps with his daughter. Did anyone actually think Woody Allen would have a problem with someone statutorily raping little girls?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  414. Al

    CNN should have a "flag this story" link.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  415. Rima

    My biggest question why these women had to wait 20-30 years. Who is there to know they telling truth or just trying to get money.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  416. JW

    I dont believe that Jews are any more likely to be child molesters than anyone else. They totally control professional sports and banking, from which we have alll been molested, but I dont think they are any more likely to go after kids than any other group...except priests of course.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  417. KJ

    Well, bless his heart. He was embarrassed. Right. He should be. But he should also be in jail doing the time he ran from! As far as I am concerned, he is a coward and he needs to be a man and step up and take his punishment.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  418. Tom Curanovic

    There is a saying in latin: "Similis similem diligendum"
    translated: The alikes like each other

    May 18, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  419. Janis Eliason

    It doesn't surprise me that Woody Allen would say that. It's disgusting to say the least ! Polanski has a long way to go to pay for what he did. The past always catches up and now he is going to pay for what he has done. It doesn't matter who you are, how much money you have or how famous one is. You do a crime, you do the time!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  420. Faith

    Now that we have established that being Jewish IS NOT a race, how about sticking to the real subject matter here. It isn't one Jew sticking up for another. It is one pediophile sticking up for another. I suggest they giving them a cell to share.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  421. AshannaK

    Of course, Woody Allen would say something like this. Like attracts like. Are you really surprised that he would side with fellow slimeball?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  422. Nancy Riley

    of course this child molester of his adopted step daughter would say such a thing since he got away with what he did. There's no execuse for killing a childs inocence, that can never be giving back to that child so why should a molester be forgivined?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  423. Observer

    If anyone is an expert on the matter, it's Woody Allen.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  424. Matthew

    "He has suffered, he has not been allowed to go to the United States. He was embarrassed by the whole thing."

    He was embarrassed by the whole thing? Really? How terribly he must have suffered due to his embarrassment. What a poor, poor man. How cruel fate has been to this rich, famous movie director. He surely has suffered terribly in life.

    Give me a break!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  425. rust1112

    That's It!

    Lets round up everyone from Hollywood and throw 'em in the ovens. I'm sure mark will be leading that mob....

    Anyhooo, back to reality.

    Regardless of who created Hollywood, a comment in support of a child molester by another child molester speaks for itself....

    May 18, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  426. Jeanine

    Who is Allen to talk?? He's no better!!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  427. Dennis L

    So Woody, if it were your daughter who was asaulted, it would be OK as long as the rapist was embarrassed? Wait a minute; aren't you sleeping with your daughter?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  428. Faith

    Part 1 for Mark:

    Judaism is not a race
    Judaism is not a race because Jews do not share one common ancestry. For instance, Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardic Jews are both "Jewish." However, whereas Ashkenazi Jews often hail from Europe, Sephardic Jews often hail from the Middle East. People of many different races have become Jewish over the centuries.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  429. emilie

    Mark - Whether or not Hollywood was created/dominated by Jews in the early years is not the point here. You're distracting the issue. The issue here is the law. Polanski broke it, he ran away from punishment and now the law is trying to rectify the problem. Anyone who ignores those facts - Mr. Allen and you, for example - are missing the point.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  430. Mike in NYC

    Woody Allen: Roman Polanski has paid for what he’s done – said one pedophile to the other!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  431. Sam

    Of course this slimeball would say that, he is pretty much guilty of the same thing, and this is the same lunatic who wants Obama declared dictator so he can get his agenda thru with no opposition. What a prime example of hollyweird.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  432. Mark

    I would say I am surprised, but somehow I am not.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  433. Daniel Correa

    Woody Allen confuses flight for paying for one's crime. Punishment is not merely a product of isolation and time, but bears the imprint of society. Society inflicts the punishment for violation of norms and social mores. When one flees having violated the integrity of a given society, his wrongs go unpunished, so far as that society is concerned. Polanski must face the music, and dance to the tune. For all he knows, he may get time served.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  434. Jo

    e really should just step away from this one.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  435. Maria W

    Ok. I guess Woody doesn't remember he's been molesting his own daughter for years and had children with her. Nasty just plain nasty and disgusting.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  436. Lawrence

    He did not pay his dues. In prison one can not do his/her profession or make money and life in a nice house. He was not even under house arrest. If the allegations are true, he molested more then one girl.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  437. Jaris

    One pedophile defending another...give me a break!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  438. Shaherie

    This, from a loser who slept with his adopted daughter. Unbelievable.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  439. samiam65

    The words of one Pedifile to another!!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  440. Col. Pharris

    Polanski aside, for all of you commenting on Woody and him being a pedophile, etc., you're all a bit wrong.

    He married his ex wife's adopted daughter – not necessarily the most ethical situation, but here are the undisputed facts –

    1. She was NOT his daughter
    2. He was NOT a stepfather to her – he did not live in the same house with her ever, he was not married to her mother, he did not act in any parental position. (The man in the father-figure role was Andre Previn – NOT Woody)
    3. She was NOT underage when their affair began – she was 20 at the time.

    Now, sure – having an affair with your girlfriend's daughter isnt the moral high road, but that does NOT make someone a criminal.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  441. wh

    If Roman Polanski wanted to get away with child molestation, he should've become a Catholic priest and not a movie director.

    As for Mr. Allen, and may I say I was a huge fan before his affair-with-adopted-child-public-support-of-molesters phase, I wonder if he thinks about the decades of torment the victim has suffered never being able to have closure on this. Polanski's run from justice added immeasurable hurt to the victim above and beyond the original crime. Not only does Polanski not deserve leniency for his years on the lamb, he deserves an ever tougher punishment for the added torture it brought to his victim.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  442. scroo yoo

    screw these whackjobs

    I would stop watching their movies,if they had any good movies to begin with

    to put it another way:a pedophile could make a machine that turns garbage into marijuana,and I would still call for their execution.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  443. Waffles

    Why would Woody support Polanski? Both are child violators and both are in film. Did Woody think his opinion here, holds any weight? If anything, he's just going to make people angrier (as myself).

    May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  444. rh

    The Holocaust happened many years ago too, yet we still prosecute guards, sheesh!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  445. ArrKay

    Is there anyone left in the entertainment world that won't disappoint me by making these kinds of statements?

    Call me crazy but I hadn't realized how far removed Hollywood actually is from the real world.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  446. kate

    Hey Woody your the last person I want to see comment on this case. After the dirt you pulled with your adopted daughter. I don't go see any of your movies anymore. Why don't you do what you do best, Shut up and keep your opinion to yourself. We don't want to hear from a snake!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  447. Kim Wimmer

    Woody Allen is just as disgusting as Roman Polanski, "birds of a feather flock together"; since when did child molesting become ok?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  448. Ion

    Advice from a child molester to another....HA !!!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  449. Jeff

    Living a life of luxury in Europe is punishment?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  450. amelia

    well, let's see what they have in common...
    they are directors
    they are old and gross
    they like young girls
    they both think they are above the law
    Would anyone care to add to the list?
    I know I'd like to add that' they are both in jail' to that list

    May 18, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  451. Mike

    Woody Allen: Not funny.

    I loved my mother dearly, but she had a horrible sense of humor, and to this day was the only Woody Allen fan I've ever met.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  452. ja

    if so all crimminals should be able to flee continue working in their profession, earn millions hire silver tongued defense teams, and crimes be forgiven, who the #$% is Woody Allen, to be a judge and jury

    May 18, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  453. Ed

    Once again hollywood types show how they live in their own little world totally different than the real one.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  454. Charlie

    What a bunch of self-righteous people we have commenting on this article. First, Woody Allen is a great national treasure when it comes to cinema, period. And he's still "married" to his "daughter" (not actually his daughter) and in any event, what business is it of any his critics here how and with whom he spends his life? Second, Polankski did this deed many years ago, and the girl involved in this scandal wants him released and doesn't want any more publicity from this whole affair, never did in fact. What we have here is a bunch of people throwing stones at an easy target. Why not look at your own lives and see where we might throw some stones at you?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  455. Mike Mitchell

    I agree with Woody's statement: They would be happy if they could execute him in a firing squad," Allen added.
    All these type perverts ought to be executed..........Maybe the two could get together & do a murder-suicide pact. Let us, the public, Thank Them in advance.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  456. Andagain

    Hey, Lee. It's more like Birds of a Feather Flo?ck together!

    May 18, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  457. JR

    Being fugitive from our justice system while living the high life in Europe is not exactly equivalent with spending a few years in one of California's state prisions.

    He's paid exactly nothing to the state for his crimes.

    Allen himself is a pedophile, so I'm sure that he has empathy. But considering this comment and the recent one where he thinks that Obama should be a dictator for a few years, know that we're dealing with someone who isn't just emotionally stunted, but intellectually challenged as well.

    And neither one of them can make a good movie. I'd like them both to go away.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  458. Azizah

    This has got to be a joke by CNN just to see the people's reactions. Because you've got to be kidding me that we should be listening to Woody Allen, of all people, on his viewpoint about Roman Polanski? This is the same man who bedded and wedded his wife now ex-wife's teenage child. Yeah real smart CNN for posting this. SMH

    May 18, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  459. Matt

    "Someone who's a pedophile and left his wife for his 18 year old stepdaughter WOULD think Polanski had paid his dues."

    I couldnt agree more, but to think that Polanski has paid is "dues", pfft please...he's a child rapist, period, and anything but a life term is a waste

    May 18, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  460. Katyok

    Ha ha! One child-lover to another! Except, Polansky's films actually have artistic value...

    May 18, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  461. Jim

    ...says the pedophile to the rapist.

    I don't care how wonderful you both are as directors, that does not place you above the law. Frankly I am not sure which offense is worse - Woody falling for his own adopted daughter or Polanski raping a 13 year old and then skipping town for 40 years to get away with it.

    You both are disgusting.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  462. John

    From one filthy pig to another. They should both be locked up.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  463. stylock

    This is coming from a guy who married his adopted daughter, Take this article off your site, it reduces your intellegence.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  464. bill

    And by the way, can you imagine sleeping with this ugly, skinny, yellow teeth human weasel? Man does that turn my stomach.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  465. bill

    Woody Allen will go down in film history as a pedafile and not as a great movie maker.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  466. Kim

    Someone who's a pedophile and left his wife for his 18 year old stepdaughter WOULD think Polanski had paid his dues.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  467. Pope

    Here's too Norweigan who puts out the exact way in which Mark's comments are racist. Pick a subset, generalize that subset to the whole, inject your bias from the whole back to the specific and suddenly its a Jewish issue versus a an issue or punishment or a discussion of pedophilia. You would have us believe that the majority of Jews defend Mr. Allen's position. You do not know that.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  468. Vinny Santo

    I don't care what anyone says, including the victim, this criminal has not served his time. He has not paid his dues. He was over in France living very comfortably. He was not in an 8×8 jail cell. He was living in the lap of luxury. Now put his baby rapist behind bars for the amount of time he was sentenced to.

    Living in another country in hiding, unable to attend the Oscars to receive awards is not punishment. He was free to roam about as he saw fit every where he wanted except here. Tough crap. Do not pass go. Go directly to Jail.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  469. Ashley

    Mark - you're an idiot (fact). Stating an obvious is not being racist, but when every other word of your diatribe is "Jew" (fact) it is easy to see why people would think you're racist.

    Oh and just because you write the word "fact" next to every statement doesn't make you intelligent - try doing some research before you crown yourself the next Genius of the World. We already have one too many of those to begin with.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  470. Will 18E

    Polanski pleaded guilty in a plea agreement, a lessor charge, then fled the county before sentencing; a second crime. Allen thinks because he been embarrassed that he's paid his debt to society? Polanski is FREE to travel to the U.S. at any time, but chooses not to. Allen's logic and critical thinking skills are seriously flawed here.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  471. Jeff

    OHHH..ok Woody, since he's an "ar-tiE-st" we should cut him a break....I guess child moslestation is just one more of those things that we should pass off as artistic eccentricities.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  472. but its the law

    It doesn't matter. Polanski owes the State of California 4 years at least ( thats being extremely generous)

    He can continue to make great movies that nobody watches when he gets out.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  473. bill hensen

    FOR THE IGNORANT k leslie, obviously a wack job if there ever was one. Wish we could invent retroactive birth control for your type.

    Funny how anyone who criticizes a Jewish person is automatically anti-Seminite, regardless of the facts. Wow, must be nice to be so perfect ( or so in control of everything in this country) that a religion and its followers are above any criticism. Hollywood along with the majority of the behind the scenes individuals in our federal government are Jews, like it or not. Not anti-Seminite (which by the way means against favoritism towards Jews, not against Jews, look it up), just relaying the facts to those of you who get your education and information from TV.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  474. Taryn

    Says the PAEDOPHILE of the RAPIST...


    May 18, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  475. Bill 4

    With everything else going on in the world today, why this, why now ? Don't you folks at CNN have better things to do. ?

    May 18, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  476. Futon Torpedo

    There's a pot calling the kettle something or other right about now.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  477. Meg

    How old was Mia Farrow's daughter when Woody Allen took a liking to her? Woody Allen, Roman Polanski they're all the same!!!!! can't call them by any other name!!! Why is it because something happened years ago...some men think it was just a bad decision what happened & all should be forgotten. I wonder if something like this happned to a daughter of theirs(if they had 1) ...would they react the same...all should be fporgotten????

    May 18, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  478. Rolyat

    Woody Allen is a pedophile himself. Nasty old pervert.
    Didn't he sleep with his own girlfirends daughter and now they shack up together ? No wonder that filthy old man is sticking up for Roman Polanski. Two dirty, filthy, disgusting nasty, stinkin old men. I hope Roman Polanski goes straight to jail. Take Woody with you. God knows his movies are all flops now anyway so Hollywood won't miss him.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  479. cheann

    I guess Morgan Freeman will be sticking up for him next.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  480. Jack Hernandez

    What dues? He ran away ... continued to make movies, living a life of luxury.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  481. ChristopherF

    Go ahead, Woody support the other molester... Both of you...Your time of atonement is drawing nigh... You can't run from God.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  482. maybe its just me...

    So have all child molesters and rapists "paid their dues" just by being humiliated? This guy would do it again if given the chance.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  483. jendfly

    he would wouldn't he...

    May 18, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  484. Tony

    Dear Woody Allen,

    I personally support your view on how to handle criminals. As such, I plan on robbing a bank very soon, then hightailing it to a nice villa in Italy to pay back my debt to society. It's going to be rough, but I think I'll be ok.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  485. Peter

    What else can a fellow child molester say? Polanski has not paid for his CRIME and yes it is a crime. The only thing that has changed over the years is that both Allen's and Polanski's films suck compared to what they use to try to be, burned out, jaded, chilfd molesters, that is all they are!

    May 18, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  486. JasonB

    Oh, Woody! What are you talking about. He didn't pay! He escaped his punishment in the US and went to live elsewhere. That's not paying. That's escaping.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  487. Carl

    To call CNN tabloid trash is to insult all the tabloids out there...

    May 18, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  488. Gyrogearloose

    What? Polanski isn't in jail yet?
    It's time that this guy pay his dues to society.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  489. Felix

    For all you ignorant people out there. Mia Farrow and Woody Allen never married and Soon-Yi Previn is not Woody Allen's adopted daughter.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  490. dbarnes

    In other news........ BP CEO says Exxon has also paid it's dues

    May 18, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  491. sapphire

    .......well I was going to post something, but after reading all the comments I think they've done a fine job of saying what I'm thinking.......

    May 18, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  492. Jeff

    Just one pervert backing another.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  493. mark

    Pervs of a feather stick otgether.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  494. spuck

    guys really, just think before you post... CNN knows you will all be blogging this one which is why they do it. No one in their right mind would publish a story like this other than for the tabloid sensational value, and CNN apparently needs that to stay in business these days. These guys were in the same nambla chapter or something.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  495. Fran

    I can not believe his comment, but not surprising, since he did the same thing, but got away with it by getting married to her. Allen said he suffered enough by not being able to come to US and was embarrased for years, he was a friggin child molester and Polanski was embarrased! I must be going insane if this makes logical sense.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  496. Rich

    Cnn is really showing it's stripes. In this same interview Woody says that he seriously wishes that Barak Obama could be DICTATOR for a few years so that he can get everything on his agenda done. That doesn't sound very democratic to me. And CNN says nothing about that comment. disappointing.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  497. Jess

    Of course he would say that as he is a child molester as well. These old men who think they have the power to do this to a child, well there is no time lapse for such a crime. They are both criminals and both should be locked away.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  498. bet

    How has he paid??? Living in luxury in another county? that sure would be payment to me!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  499. nd2

    Do the crime –pay the time!

    May 18, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  500. Yule Neverno

    Who asked that pasty-faced wimpy little toad anyway?

    May 18, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  501. JC

    While I think they should just leave Polanski alone, the last guy I want help from, in this case, is Woody Allen. It just CAN'T help. All thought I hear Charles Manson is available for personal references for those on Death Row. Just defies logic but it IS Woody Allens right to make his point. WE are guilty for publishing it, which I am sure we do just to raise eyebrows! As I am clearly guilty!

    May 18, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  502. linda

    agree with debra, of course he would back polanski. they love little girls, and woody LOVED his daughter. sick sick sick

    May 18, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  503. KingsX Fan

    One sick puppy defending another. Roman Polanski needs to be locked up!

    May 18, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  504. cath

    OMG this would be funny if it weren't so sad....two child molesters join force and both directors in the entertainment industry....speaks volumes doesn't it?

    May 18, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  505. BradKT

    Obviousky, Woody Allen doesn't know the difference between being held accountable for a crime and getting away with a crime. Roman Polanski got away with a crime. He skipped the country to avoid being held accountable for a crime. He flaunted the law all these years, made movies and lived the good life...all the while making a mockery of the law that he broke, thumbing his nose at his child victim and her family and mocking the California judicial system, which was in the process of trying to hold him accountable.for his criminal behavior.

    I have no sympathy for Mr. Polanski. It's long past time that he was brought to trial and held accountable for his criminal behavior.

    Woody Allen is an elitist creep. In his perverted world view, sleeping wih his stepdaughter is okay and if a person has talent, his moral compass doesn't matter and he should not be held to the same standard of justice that the rest of us common folk are held to.

    As far as his speaking on behalf of Roman Polanski is concerned, with Woody Allen as a friend, Roman Polanski doesn't need enemies.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  506. Mike

    Would it not be nice for once in our lifetime that the so-called press (as in "reporters") took people like Allen to task on his comments ?

    Ask Mr Allen what he bases his commnets/opinions on – especially about how why feels people want Mr Polanski excuted ? I haev never,a s in ever, heard anyone anywhere call for Mr Polanskis' excution for his crime. Has anyone heard this Woody Allen claim before ?

    Why not ask Mr Allen direclty if "he has paid his dues" ? Not to us mind you but to his "wife's (and child's) Mother Mia Farrow.

    I for know believe that if Mr Polanski had been a man about things and took whatever punishment came his way many years ago, all would be fine today. He would have paid for his "crimes", served his time and been on with his life.

    Americans are extremely forgiving. Just ask his victim.

    Once a coward. Always a coward! Both Mr Allen and Mr Polanski

    May 18, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  507. Jeffery LaJaunie

    Its good to know that a child rapist can get away with it and have his friends back him up as long as he's famous. Seriously, death is too good for child sodomizing trash like him.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  508. what you see is a illusion...

    He's a liar, and a pedophile. Nothing he does or says is art or even relevant.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  509. DJSINPA

    This is unreal!!! From one pedophile to another offering support. Woody Allen marries his adopted daughter and all of the sudden he is the voice of reason. He and Polanski should share a prison cell together. Why do we give these Hollywood idiots so much credence and allow them a platform to spew this nonsense?

    May 18, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  510. John Jenkins

    how is it that these jews can get away with this sort of behaviour?

    May 18, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  511. Diane D

    Another vote for "he's a pedophile", PLUS for what he did to Mia Farrow, he should have never shown his face in public again. I haven't watched a single movie of his since.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  512. Linda mash

    Polanski and Woody Allen Celebrities??? In the eyes of God they are the lowest of the low. They prey on children. Take away their innocence and leave them with a lifetime of mental and emotional problems. Let Woody go live with Roman. I'm sure these two perverts will have alot to talk about.Better yet, fly them over shark infested waters and shove them out!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  513. Neinil

    Hil-ar-ee-ous. So, by not having any measurable punishment, just but getting old, you pay your dues? Double-confirms that I'm never watching this bozo's movies again.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  514. Nodak

    He also thinks Obama should be a dictator for awhile. What an idiot.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  515. kpkpkp

    isn't it nice how pedohpiles stand up for eachother?

    May 18, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  516. joe


    May 18, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  517. Michael C(NY)

    Woody should be sharing a prison cell right next to Polanski. They are both pedophiles.
    I wonder when Woody came to this revelation? Was it during his molestation of his adopted child?
    Exile due to fear of prosecution for one's crimes is NOT justice.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  518. Kim

    Why are we listening to anything one pervert defending another??? Can someone please explain why this is news?

    May 18, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  519. patriot1942

    Another prime example of Hollywood's excusing themselves to be "above the law". I guess that's why the average American has a warm feeling inside when we hear of a judge "throwing the book" at them............

    May 18, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  520. Jake

    Who gives a crap if one pervert "pardons" another pervert. Both of these "fargin bastages" should be castrated...

    May 18, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  521. Brooklyn59

    Takes one to know one. Woody is looking for a little comraderie. Who gives a crap what he thinks. He is still a pervert and so is Roman. Little men trying to prove how big, and powerful they aren't.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  522. Steve Lopez

    From one child molester to another.
    He must be out of his mind.
    So, the victim has paid her dues as well. I don't thinks so. She's probably in therapy for her whole life!
    Child molesters need to go to jail and serve the sentence given. Period!!!
    Hollywood needs to step up and talk about these morons!!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  523. Lei

    Woody. Great name for a guy who had a woodster for a 16 yr. old adopted daughter. Sure he wants Polanski able to return to the US; it makes HIM LOOK BETTER!

    May 18, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  524. Sandy

    Even Polanski's gotta be thinking, "Shut up, don't defend me!"

    May 18, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  525. caron speas

    Roman Polanski=rapist
    Woody Allen= incestuous child molester
    I did the math

    May 18, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  526. Leta

    This is just a case of the old kettle calling the perverted pot clean.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  527. Josh

    Celebrities will soon be endorsing pedophilia as they are endorsing gay marriage.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  528. Neil

    I keep reading here that Polanski fled the US to avoid prosecution. He did not. He pleaded guilty to the crime and while he was free pending sentencing under a plea deal, he heard that the judge might not accept the light sentence recommendation of the district attorney and he fled the U.S. to avoid incarceration.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  529. Kate

    This coming from a man who slept with his own daughter. Even though she was adopted she's still his daughter.. like a previous posted said... birds of a feather flock together... Hrm. Really, Woody? Really? C'mon.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  530. steve

    What a couple of dumba$$. Somehow making a film makes it ok to molest children?! I wonder how many books or films I would have to make to touch these 2 guys kids?

    May 18, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  531. AYKM

    REALLY!? I wonder if his victims feel the same way. Oh yeah, hey Woody you are the LAST ONE to suggest he's paid for his crimes. Are'nt there any more step kids you can marry or did that supply dry up?

    May 18, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  532. Jan

    Polanski is a criminal and must pay for his crime.. but it s not surprising that woody is supporting him.. slimebag..

    May 18, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  533. Michael I

    Lets see facts:
    It seems the basic lot of you are fools when it comes to commenting so i'm going to set things straight here
    1. Polanski's wife and unborn child were killed brutally by The Manson gang.
    2. Any man / woman would have been affected by that incident
    3. Any man / woman would show some sort of side affects in their behaviour after that – it was not a case of simple shooting but a bloodbath to boot.
    4. Maybe and just maybe after a year of grieving he might have wanted to be happy and "enjoy life" (going to parties and experimenting) as this was hollywood for God's sake .
    5. One night a girl egged on by her foolish mother(who should be prosecuted for child endangerment) decides to visit one of these parties and meets up with polanski.
    6. Remember this is the sixties and the seventies so free love to a degree must have been in the air so he might have put care to the air and jumped in so to say.
    7. The Judge was trying to be elected so any descion he mad would have been biased.
    8. Polanski ran away for the States as he was scared the Judge was unstable going to renag on a promised deal
    7. The rest as they say is history
    Now: I am a strong catholic but the type of comments placed here have only very few merit. We dont see the man but we see the crime.
    I feel so sorry for all you people ....One day i hope better things in life wait for you other than commenting rude things about people you dont know about ...

    May 18, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  534. Normal Person

    Woody Allen, great moral authority he is, says that Polanski was terribly embarrassed by this incident and has paid for it by now. (Poor guy has been stuck living in France and Switzerland in the lap of luxury... such punishment!)

    But, hey... everything is all better now! Terrific!

    By the way, Hitler was terribly embarrassed by that whole Holocaust incident, but surely he's paid for it by now too.

    Idiot artists... I think the Moyle have slipped and lopped off part of your brain, Woody.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  535. Bob Hughes

    Birds of a feather, huh....

    Woody Allen is a piece of crap.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  536. Just Sayin'

    Listen Mark/you idiot,

    Is it also a coincidence to note that both Allen and Polanski are males or that they both have brown hair? Maybe it's a conspiracy to come out in support of Polanski for both of those "astute" reasons. Since CNN won't let me flag your message for being completely inappropriate and a means of stirring up unwarrented hatred against a whole nation of people who have nothing to do with this case – the least I can do is comment on your baloney!

    May 18, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  537. John

    It's cute how pedophiles defend one another.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  538. whatever

    Right. Like ANYONE thinks Woody Allen should be a moral compass. He's a public pedophile, sleeping with his daughter. Shut up and sit down, Woody.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  539. David20720

    Oh, as long as he was EMBARRASSED by the whole thing, I see no reason to prosecute him for raping an underage girl.

    Grow a brain Woody.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  540. Joyce Miller

    Glad to see most people are in agreement. Woody Allen needs not to call attention to himself as he also is a pedophile. Unfortunately, once a pedophile, always a pedophile unless properly rehabilitated. Years in exile is not rehabilitation. I have not watched a Woody Allen movie or a Roman Polanski film since their crimes were made known. I call everyone to join me. Hit them where it really their wallet!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  541. Jeffrey Dahmer

    Chuck Manson and I agree, he's paid for his crime like us. It was sooo long ago.
    Woody, wan'na go out for a bite!!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  542. terri

    One ugly a** pediphile supporting another ugly a** pediphile........when are we going to finally start putting these sick minds away!!!!!!!! Thank GOD Mia Farrow woke up, Woody would probably be after her granddaughter now!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  543. derek

    no way

    May 18, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  544. RufusVonDufus


    You are right and they are all attacking you. Don't let them bother you. Telling the truth is something they can't stand!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  545. TLO

    From one pedaphile to the next right?

    May 18, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  546. Tam

    Chris - the priests usually molest little boys, not girls. For what that's worth.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  547. Steve

    Woody Allen really needs to just shut up. I refuse to watch any movies by either of these two slim bags. You do not get to choose your own punishment. Polanski HAS NOT paid for what he's done, he has avoided payment for over 30 years. Anyone who supports a known child rapist should at a minimum be shunned by society.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  548. RufusVonDufus

    Maybe Polanski did pay his dues and that is all well and good, but he has yet to pay for his crimes. What, just like the Mexicans living illegally in the U.S. are we going to grant amnesty for all kinds of criminals? He needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars regardless of how much money he has amassed since his child molesting days. Stick that creep Allen in the cell next to him.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  549. Christy

    Both of them are child molesters...

    May 18, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  550. Jamie Roberts

    Look who's talking – the guy who slept with his stepdaughter and whose ex believes he also molested his daughter. Sterling character there.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  551. Barbara

    He paid for it how? Found guilty of a crime, fled the country and enjoyed a life of freedom. Where is the payment?

    May 18, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  552. chante707

    So, we have to let go the criminal because he committed the act ages ago? Right. Woody Allen is a child molester himself, of course, he will defend his colleage, naturally. But, the fact is that we cannot let a criminal walk the streets because they will do it again, especially in this age of Viagra and let them go because they are wealthy and powerful and they feel their money can buy their freedom. We have to treat criminals just like everybody else. Shame on you, Woody Allen!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  553. Chris

    Or become priests.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  554. Don

    Both of them should be locked up.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  555. Dee

    What Woody Allen fails to understand is that if Polanski was a real man and did his time in the first place, he wouldn't still be making news. Woody's worried about this guy being embarrassed- while this guy is more worried about getting away with what he did.

    I wonder if after all these years if Woody still gets the same thrill he got out of his daughter now that she's all grown up.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  556. skier7

    Thanks, CNN, for writing and posting this article! This is funny in a sardonic sense. I hope that Woody reads some of the comments.
    I hope that Polanski does jail time for molesting a 13 year old. The fact that some sicko bigots allowed this to degenerate into anti-semitism is not particularly suprising.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  557. Eric

    I have Never cared for Woody Allen, or his films for that matter! This is just another reason why in my opinion.

    That sick coward "Roman Polanski" left / fled the States, and has lived a good life in France with a wife, and kids? & act like what he did "a crime" in past never happened? Come on Americans, and Non Americans... Lets hope Karma happens to him... What comes around... Goes around!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  558. joel

    forced r ape) and only forced r ape is wrong at any age.
    i guess there's a lot of pedo grandfather's out there because a lot of the married some of YOUR 13 year old now grandmothers. it was ok then why the change? s ex is not r ape with a minor. the law says 18 but hormones say different. you guys have looked at young girls and like it.
    get over it and live with it.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  559. joel


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  560. floridavet

    Not surprising that one creep is supportive of another creep...bottom line is they are both creeps....

    May 18, 2010 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  561. taciturnforsale

    I would venture to guess that Woody Allen's definition of comfort is warped. In those terms yeah he's had tough times. Fortunately the elite don't (always) define the norm... in terms of litigation. Polanski should be brought to court and judged for drugging and raping a 13 year old girl. i honestly hope I don't live in a time isn't the rue definition of the norm.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  562. Dave

    I don't exactly think that Woody Allen is much of a role model. "Birds of a feather" is more like how I think of him and his Polanski bud. Maybe that's the price that comes with being talented.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  563. Tom

    Polanski has not paid for his crime, and his being an artist doesn't make it otherwise. Put the criminal in prison where he belongs.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  564. MargoM333

    According to a pretty exhaustive report on Wikipedia. Woody Allen (wonder why he called himself that - that's not his first name) married a 16-year old when he was 19; got involved with another girl when she was 17, and was accused by Mia Farrow of molesting their adopted daughter, Dylan. The judge awarded custody to Farrow and Allen was prevented from seeing any of his adopted children without court supervision. I recall reading many newspaper accounts at the time of the trial that said that Allen was accused of fondling Dylan when she was on his lap, and that she used to suck HIS thumb. Two under-age girls in his life prior to Mia Farrow and then running off with a child he had been around since she was 9 years old. I can understand love is what it is, but Allen clearly has a thing for under-age girls, and that is why I have never rented or seen a movie of his since the Soon-Yi scandal broke. Yuck.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  565. mark

    Ya he's right but he should give up he's man hood . after all then he can think about raping people

    May 18, 2010 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  566. Brent

    No, he did not pay for what he did. Roman fled the country like a COWARD. Woody is an idiot!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  567. phokingnorman

    Only a jew could get away with this...

    May 18, 2010 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  568. Kate

    Roman Polanski is sick and twisted and so is Woody Allen. I am not suprised either by the so called elite in Hollywood supporting Polanski. I say extradite his butt back to the US and make him do the time.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  569. bob6699

    Mark is a conspiracy freak, booger eating, WWF watching LOSER......once again somebody trying to bring religion into a story that has zero to do with one's religion and everything to do with creepy behavior. Please die and make room for a decent human being.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  570. suzy diamond

    Just goes to show just how out of touch Hollyweird really is!

    May 18, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  571. Anna

    These two are very talented but pathetic...of course Woody Allen is still trying to justify bad behavior so he feels better about what his own 'indiscretions'...what is up with guys?

    May 18, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  572. mehdi

    Genius people always do somethings which can be understood just by a genius, no one has the right to doom Roman & Woody.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  573. Junie

    Woody Allen is kidding...right?? OMG, he is the most vile child "lover" of all! Of course he's going to say Polanski has paid his debt for raping a 13 year old girl. I think I'm going to vomit.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  574. MargoM333

    During a custody court battle over Dylan, Allen's biological child with Mia Farrow, it came up in court that Woody used to let Dylan suck HIS thumb. If that is not SIIICCKKKKKK I don't know what is. Who sits and has a six-year suck YOUR thumb instead of their own??? Oh, that would be a pedophile-creep. No surprise that he ran off with Soon-Yi, whom I recall he knew since she was a small child.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  575. RealisticExpectations

    That's because Allen is a pedophile, himself. Just look at his relationship with Soon Yi Previn. If she hadn't have been adopted, it would have been incestuous.

    Makes me SICK.

    Like having Herman Goering as a character reference.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  576. sparks

    Like many other posters I will again state
    "of course he will support his fellow pedophile child molester"
    shut up woody.
    you were stupid to comment
    shut up
    you deserve all the flack you get
    you also did a 13 year old
    and she was your STEP DAUGHTER then you MARRIED HER
    you are disgusting

    May 18, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  577. JC

    Hello Pot, it's me kettle!

    May 18, 2010 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  578. 4sanity

    I stopped watching Woody Allen films after his little "adopted-daughter" affair when he was still married to Mia Farrow. Not kosher.

    Until Polanski returns to face a US judge in California for his "embarrassment" neither he, Woody nor anyone else in the film industry should be speaking in his defense.

    And that also goes for his victim. It's not your call anymore.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  579. rick

    these guys are around because of us – because we support them by going to their movies. I am harpy to say I have never seen, or plan to see, any of their movies.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  580. rcf

    Woody Allen, yep you really have a good moral conduct yourself, get your wife out the door and take up living with your step daughter. Yep you really should keep your thoughts to yourself, if it was me I would have been track down and put in jail just like he should be, yes he has paid a little token but the man left before it was over in the court no one dismissed his case so he ran like a little chicken that he is, any man his age or yours should not pray on the young girls, the reason you do is most women old enough would not put up with you sh-t and that is why you go for the young ones, because they don't know any better.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  581. Eric

    Another Jew in the film business protecting a Jewish child rapist.
    Woody Alen also has a history of molesting children, so it's no
    Surprise that he would make excuses for him. They should both
    be executed!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  582. Mike

    Polanski fled the US because the judge was intending to welch on a plea deal. Samantha Geimer has asked for the charges to be dropped. For goodness sake, move on. Polanski is a happily married man with 30 years of civic service to France, and this attempt to re-jail him for stuff he did in the middle ages is just being vindictive.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  583. inthepink

    It's possible that I'm mistaken but didn't Polanski have an affair with Mia Farrow while filming Rosemary's Baby?

    Seriously? Woody is sticking up for him? Unbelievable!
    Let's not forget that it wasn't only Soon-Yi that felt the slimy old hands.
    He was accused of disgusting behaviour with one or two of the other kids.
    And for those of you who are soothing yourselves with the notion that he didn't touch Soon-Yi until she was in her 20's.....WAKE UP!!!!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  584. Not surprised

    I am so tired of hearing hollywood elite support this guy....what he did was wrong and running away was cowardly...I feel sorry for the victim since she really wants the whole thing to go away...and I can't blame her, but he hasn't nearly paid enough for what he did...just because you are artistic or even brilliant....doesn't mean you are not above the law....And to be honest who cares what Woody Allen thinks....

    May 18, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  585. Silvergun Superman

    Woody Allen seems shady himself. What matters is not punishing Polanski, punishment is wrong. What needs to be done is to incarcerate Polanski so he can't do it again. Oh, and boycott Polanski and Allen's movies.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  586. Spider

    I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!!!

    Woody Allen is not sticking up for Roman Polanski because they are both Jews, both artists or bothe pedophiles.

    He is on Polanski's side because his first name rhymes with Polanski's last name and his last name rhymes with Roman's first name.

    100% fact

    May 18, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  587. flycatcher

    Woody Allen like peas in a pod just another worthless hunk of garbage who has no morality or common sense. What debt was paid by Roman? Oh he paid off people but that is nothing for a rich man it's like chump change. The man balled out of the country while out of jail on bail. He fled the country and strutted around in Europe raping more young girls, Say Woody why don't you go join him.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  588. Carl

    I should have clarified. I disagree totally with everything Woody Allen has opined regarding Polansky.

    I guess not enough said! :-p

    May 18, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  589. Carl

    Totally disagree. 'Nuff said.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  590. Judith

    Re: Woody Allen; Well, if that isn't the 'kettle calling the pot black." Woody Allen seduced his then live in girlfriend's adopted daughter, Soon Yi Previn. Wasn't Woody Soon Yi's 'father figure?.' Woody is no one to judge Roman Polanski's situation; Woody is NO 'moral compass.' Roman needs to spend the rest of his life in prison.. He's gone around, all these years on a 'free pass; pass 'go', as if he was playing Monopoly (pass Go; collect $200). Roman has gotten married again; has children. Bye, bye,Roman. It's time to 'pay the piper'. With the rest of your life.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  591. Michael

    Woody is wrong this guy has been free to move around the world and live the good life , he needs to serve his time and until he does the US needs to hunt him down like the dog he is.........

    May 18, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  592. Brad

    Anyone that can direct a film as great as "Chinatown" is ok in my book.
    Let him live out his life. And I'm not even Jewish!

    May 18, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  593. BDG

    You're an ignorant anti-semite, who probably still thinks that Jews have horns. Clearly you have no desire to learn about reality, so please kill yourself, and make the world a better place.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  594. lance corporal

    MARK THE JACKAZZ who made this about religion, there are books about all kinds of things, doesn't make them true, yep there are many folks in hollywood who are jewish, they're a funny lot, they're entertainers
    and many of the folks you mention aren't real big on their "jewness" and your conspiracy BS is just that, save those rants for your teabag parties. I love my jewish friends and I love my jewish entertainers, trust me they are not out to get you...... 😉

    May 18, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  595. TTommy Tucker

    We can all feel much better now that Woody Allen, a noted child molester himself, has declared that Polanski has paid his dues. It looks like we are all getting a good laugh out of this one. I wonder if he ever reads these blogs?

    May 18, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  596. Cathy Cahill

    One pervert supporting another......................

    May 18, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  597. Father McFeely

    Let me say this : Who of you have never looked at a young one, and thought, "Hmmmmmmmm.......giggity." ?

    May 18, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  598. Ramon F Herrera

    The girl in question has forgiven and has asked the court to do the same. She says the case being pending adds to her anguish. That is the only opinion that matters.

    Shame on everyone that has called Woody Allen a child molester. Soon-Yi was 22. They were 2 consenting adults.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  599. Hieamal

    I could make the obvious comment, something along the lines of, this is like Charles Manson giving his support for the btk killer, but woody is wrong on several other fronts as well, for one thing it was Roman Polanskis CHOICE to flee the US, if he had faced the music back when he was SUPPOSED to this would be a thing of the past, but since he hasnt yet he still has to pay the piper.Nice try Woody but you fail.

    May 18, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  600. Hollywood Pervs

    The audacity of these Hollywood perverts, disgusting.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  601. Cheryl

    This bit of news does not surprise me. Ha! They are both pedophiles so of course Woody Allen will stick up for him!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  602. Juan Alaya

    klesley said:

    To the guy Mark who keeps writing about Jews and conspiracy and Jews running Hollywood – YOU ARE AN IGNORANT, NAZI, RACIST YOU FASCIST KKK PIG.

    Once again, there was truth in what mark said. Below, there are just a few examples of founders of the movie industry (all the big companies) . I cant speak for Mark, but I do not think there is a "conspiracy" of any type. It's just a natural thing, to defend your brother, and it's often hard to admit when your brother is wrong. Allen-Polanski

    Every knows the jews do control the industry, here are just a few.
    I'm not saying these people below are bad, in fact, we all should be thankful for what they've accomplished. i'm only showing what is a known fact.
    Every knows the jews do control the industry, and here are just a few.

    Adolf Zukor – founder of Paramount Studios
    Wilhelm Fuchs, known as William Fox – 20th Century Fox
    Louis B. Mayer and Samuel Goldwyn – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Carl Laemmle – Universal Pictures
    Harry Cohn – Columbia Pictures.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  603. Honest George

    Woody and Roman are cut from the same cloth.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  604. Carlos Marin

    'He was embarrassed by the whole thing'. I guess he has suffered enough. Hmmm... I wonder if Charles Manson was also embarrassed by the whole thing. Maybe we should set him free...

    May 18, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  605. kathy

    Woody banged his daughter.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  606. kathy

    WOODY u are low life just like polanski

    May 18, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  607. Ron


    Most everyone who says "I'm not a racist" most definitely is.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  608. dave

    unbelivable Hitler killed 6 million innocents and missed Polanski

    May 18, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  609. jo an

    Woody Allen and Roman should be in 'old folks' homes.

    They were never as good as their publicity. They are both Child Molesters...Plain and simple.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  610. k leslie

    To the guy Mark who keeps writing about Jews and conspiracy and Jews running Hollywood – YOU ARE AN IGNORANT, NAZI, RACIST YOU FASCIST KKK PIG – I HOPE YOU DIE!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  611. Kevin

    Of course Mr. Allen would defend Mr. Polanski. This defender springs forth after having molested Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi. Sadly he wasn't prosecuted because of a botched investigation.
    If Mr. Polanski wants to put this behind him, then why not stand trial and let the facts come out.
    The only reason I can see for him not standing trial is the victim's request that the case be dropped.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  612. Randile

    I wonder if his young victims can say the same? Have they done enough time? Has the memory of the insults to their bodies faded enough that they would agree with Woody Allen?

    May 18, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  613. Charlie

    No Woody, he hasn't paid his dues. He left the country to avoid paying his dues for raping a 13 year old. See the difference? Of course, sympathy for a pedophile from a pedophile is understandable. Disgusting, but...understandable.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  614. Rex

    Can't we keep this Woody freak out of the news? That thing last week where Woody wanted Obama to be dictator... extra freaky. Obama is almost there, why should we have freaks supporting the idea.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  615. Melissa St.Louis

    I love Woody Allen, but come on. Isn't he the guy that married his step-daughter?

    May 18, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  616. tony

    Markckc or whatever your name is...please shut up! You need to get a life. Enough of your Jewish drivel.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  617. Navyboy

    News flash! This just in...."Roman and his father are Holocaust survivors. His father was Jewish, and his half-Jewish mother (who was murdered in Auschwitz) had been raised as a Roman Catholic."

    Jewish Conspiracy busted!
    However his is still a disgusting pedophile, and Woody is a creep defending him.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  618. B

    Oh, he's really paid the price by being "embarrassed." Wonder if Woody would have felt the same way if it were his daughter that Roman molested. Oh, wait, he beat Roman to it...

    May 18, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  619. M I Dasneves

    What I'd like to understand is where is the self-righteous justice in Europe when it comes to extradite a convicted criminal...

    May 18, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  620. Dr. Roy Boutwell

    Well, what would you expect from Woody Allen. Wouldn't you expect one pedaphyle to support another pedaphyle? Both of these "esteemed, outstanding gentlreman" seem to have a prefference for young girls. Polanski has really "paid his dues" hasn't he, living the life of luxury in a million dollar plus mansion with all of the whistles and bells. His ass should be in prison, along with Woody Allen. They would probably become lovers !!!

    May 18, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  621. brad nelson


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  622. Gromit

    On a different note, I've read some of the anti-Semitic comments here and I have to just shake my head. Apparently racial derivation is A Real Big Deal for some people.

    Here's the basic dope, and listen up punks, because you will be seeing this material again:

    Your race is a measurement. Full stop.

    Just like your shoe size. No, I'm not talking figuratively, I'm talking literally. It is a measurement.

    Your race is an aggregate of facial / physical dimensions that bear a superficial resemblance to those of some others. Dimensions are? Survey sez? ____?____

    The color of your skin is determined by the wavelengths of light that are alternately absorbed or reflected by your pigmentation. A given wavelength of light is: A measurement.

    So what all of these rotten little digs about race boil down to is: MY measurements are better than YOUR measurements. NYAAA-NYA-NYA-NYAAA-NYAAAAAH!

    Your glorious ~Race~, which is ever so superior to others, is as significant as your shoe size. Just that much. In a word: a trivial irrelevancy.

    Which means that the posters here trying to make A Real Big Deal out of Allen's ethncity – rather than his corrupt and evil statements – are doing the 'Net equivalent of attaching a great big neon sign above their heads reading: I'm a complete brain-dead moron, and I'm proud of it."

    If the historical consequences hadn't been so devastating, it would be the stuff of high comedy.

    Why are we having this conversation in the year 2010? Oyeah, public education. Sorry I asked.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  623. Navyboy

    It’s sad to see how some would turn this in to an anti Semitic argument, yes we mean you Mark. And yes you are a bigot and a racist even if you don’t think so.
    As a “dirty” half Jew I can safely inform you that there is no Jewish conspiracy to collaborate with fellow Jews. Also as a half Jew, I do not support Woody Allen’s statements, not even half way, and I think Polanski is a disgusting pedophile that needs to see the inside of a jail cell.
    Mark, there are only 13 million Jews on this planet, that is .02% of the worlds population. Do you really think we can control all 6 billon of you?
    Those miss guided directors that stand up for Mr. Polanski are only doing so because he is a fellow director.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  624. Rainu

    Hmmm he has paid for what he has done by "suffering" his life living "freely" in Europe!! What a joke!
    Get real – Send him to jail and throw away the key

    May 18, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  625. KellyinWellesley

    Mark is, as some have suggested, an idiot. Polanski wasn't a practicing Jew–He was Roman Catholic. Consider the name (d-u-u-u-h-h-h.....).

    May 18, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  626. S


    Mark. Does Whoopi Goldberg look Jewish to you?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  627. M I Dasneves

    One pedophile commenting on another...

    May 18, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  628. KellyinWellesley

    For you idiots on this site who claim that Woody Allen is a "child molester"–He struck up a relationship with Soon Yi when she was 22. I agree, its gross that he had previously been with her mother (Mia Farrow), but nobody (including Farrow) ever asserted that he was a child molester. Its your sick minds speaking, folks.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  629. Juan Alaya

    I'm (not) sorry to say, I think Mark is right. If you want to call him a racist, you should do so after proving him wrong. He's right about the Hollywood elite and their defense of this weirdo. Since ww2, we've been programmed to not say anything negative about jews (even if it's true), or it should automatically be considered "racist". Sure there is racism out there, but I think this is not one of those cases. Sometimes the truth is a hard pill to swallow, especially when you've been fed baby-food all your life.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  630. jagman

    Poor Roman has had to suffer the indignities of living life in Switzerland for the past year. He should be compensated for having had to endure such hardship. Roman, "Woody, you aren't helping me." What next, is Bernie Madoff is going to lend his support?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  631. Arthur

    well I guess pedapholic priests and movie directors have something in common – they stick up for each other.....

    May 18, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  632. Gromit

    Well this is about par for the course of a man who just wihin the last 48 hours – I think, since CNN HAS NOT PUBLISHED THE STORY – apparently made the statement that he thinks President Obama should be allowed to become a dictator.


    Just wondering.

    Hmm, wasn't there a novel written a couple decades ago by a guy named deBorchgrave and another guy named Moss? Hmm....

    May 18, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  633. jaijai

    From one pedophile to another, Go Figure

    May 18, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  634. Juanita

    Woody Allen has no room to talk. Birds of a feather flock together.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  635. LumLum

    I'm not surprised a perv who married his own daughter would say this.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  636. Jonathan

    Most people seek to end true suffering even to the point of euthanasia. Apparently, Mr. Polanski deemed 33 years of what ever form of personal suffering he was enduing while in Europe would be less than returning and facing the consequences of his crime here in the states. Does he get to make that choice?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  637. smartgirl

    People like Mark degrade the dialogue by inserting obtuse inferences. It's really simple. Woody and Polanski suffer the same deviancy- they like young girls and the rules don't apply to them. It doesn't take a genius to say it and it has nothing to do with being Jewish.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  638. K ay

    Raping a 13 year old is about as bad as it gets. In my opinion it is the equivalent of murder because you have tormented the victim for life.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  639. Tom

    A jewish pedophile is supporting a jewish pedophile.................
    .mhhhm, let me think. That makes me an antisemite?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  640. Bob

    Mark – because as a society the value dicipline, creativity, and hard work. It is the same open mineded work ethic that led Anglo countries to rule the globe. Most Arab and African cultures value lethargy, misogyny, and scapegoating other cultures.

    Polanski has many Jewish supporters because he is a Jew and is friends with many Jews – not surprising.

    As per Polanski and Allen, I have no use for them – rapists both – they should be castrated and then allowed to go free.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  641. Tim Greer

    I suppose people like that need to stand together, because no one else will want to be that close.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  642. tommy

    Of course its enough, Of course its ancient history. Every age has its sickness. Today's is $ex related offenses. No perspective. No differentiation from murder. Stupid, stupid, selfish people who will let nothing go. Its time to forget.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  643. MorningWoody

    Woody Allen was never a father to Soon-Yi Previn. Soon-Yi was adopted by Mia Farrow and Andre Previn AFTER Farrow and Allen (who were never married) had split. (That is, after Farrow cheated on Allen with Previn, btw.) Allen and Soon-Yi developed a relationship after Soon-Yi was of legal age.

    I'm not saying that's not weird, but the truth is, Allen did not do anything illegal. The nutcase Farrow was angry and jealous and cast accusations at Allen to try and destroy him.

    Now you know. In my opinion, Woody Allen is a legendary comic and writer.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  644. FLcynic

    I would expect one child molester to be supportive of another, because these perverts simply don't recognize their crime, as being a crime.

    Woody Allen is IRRELEVANT, and has been for decades.

    Why, oh why, does CNN continue to waste web page space with crap like this?

    May 18, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  645. Linda Olinjinx

    Hey Mike.."what if it were your daughter "????
    You ignoraimous!!!
    Woody molested and seduced HIS stepdaughter!!!

    May 18, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  646. DrObama

    The Cambridge police acted "stoopid did did didle lee!" Great work! "I have been on this since day one!"

    May 18, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  647. h. gibbons

    so, if I commit a crime, I can go to europe and get off scott free?? that is basically the message that is being sent. why isn't this guy on america's most wanted (c'mon john walsh) or interpol??

    May 17, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  648. elo

    all this coming from a man who banged his daughter.

    Its like a support group for child molesters...all in support of child molestation say 'I'

    May 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  649. djmcfly


    May 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  650. big John

    Why would anyone listen to this pervert. Woody – refers to his life style with HIS OWN DAUGHTER, his acting and his mind. Dead wood. Dead heart. One true slime ball supporting another. Who is surprised? Both should be castrated with Battery acid.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  651. Yeah baby

    Either Woody did Polanski or Polanski did Woody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Either way – two sicko's who prey upon young girls.

    Put them in jail and let the inmates poke them and see if they like it. – with a nice big broomstick of course.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  652. djmcfly

    CNN S U C K S!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  653. Alex

    @Mark the "non-rascist" –

    Using your screwed-up logic, an idiot might make the following argument:
    The vast majority of those coming out in support of Polansky are men, almost all of them, so're in on it because it's REALLY a male conspiracy.
    OR, perhaps there's flawed logic at work there?
    For everyone's sake Mark, GET A CLUE NOW!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  654. Linda Olinjinx

    "Real nice Woody, coming from a phedophile like yourself"! Nasty child predators in Hollywood who "stand-up" for eachother are disgusting and shows me that Hollywood's "A listers" care nothing for the victims and more for the paychecks!!
    I have stopped supporting the actors/actresess's that will work with these two pigs!
    I hope you all do the same!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  655. D in VT

    Mr. Eubanks:

    Whether or not the victim has forgiven him and moved on with her life is irrelevant. He pleaded guilty and then fled to avoid serving time. If he is allowed to return to the US without being arrested and sent to serve his sentence, what kind of message is that going to send? Go away and stay away long enough and all is forgiven? I don't think so. He needs to serve his time like any other criminal.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  656. Lou

    I was going to post a comment about how one pedophile is showing his support for another pedophile, but so many other commenters beat me to it. No, Polanski has not paid his dues because he has never served any sentence for the crime he's been convicted of. When he has served his sentence, then we can talk about whether or not he has paid his dues.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  657. Kaya

    One pedophile about another. What would you expect.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  658. MH

    I'm not sure Woody Allen's endorsement helps ANYBODY!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  659. Tam

    Two ugly creepy guys, one defending the other.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  660. Stentor

    Mark, you're not a racist, you're an anti-semite, much worse.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  661. Jules

    Wow. Woody Allen commenting on an inappropriate relationship. Woody was with Soon-Yi long before she was 22, which is why Mia kicked him out in disgust. There were photos of her nude as a young teen. As for conspiracy and jews running Hollywood, or anything else. They make up less than 3% of the population, and still has nothing to do with this story of a criminal rapist who was found guilty.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Davey

    Mark is not as far off as all of you might think. He is saying jews have a close bond, as do many blacks, arabs, etc.. jews do have a vast history in Hollywood. He may be correct that Woody was swayed by this, but it is certainly is a small part of the picture..The issue at hand is .. it is no longer a one crime accusation.. Polanski allegedly has a pattern..
    If Al Sharpton defends an African American person who committed a repulsive crime, is every detracted of Al a racist. No, not necessarily. Either is Mark.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  663. bro

    If their old enough to bleed their old enough to breed, teen age is an invention of the new society ...for thousands of years it was natural to become an adult at the young age,, start a family and start a life...but today laws make criminals out of natural life some history

    May 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  664. Jesse

    @Mark, Religious people do tend to look out for eachother (see Catholics)

    May 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I would be happy if I could execute the piece of trash by firing squad. Excellent suggestion Woody.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  666. Will Gibson

    I guess none of you grew up in lower Manhattan public schools playing in the streets where little boys and little girls tried doing IT and we all knew who put-out and who didn't and whose brother would pimp his sister and whose father and uncles were playing with which daughters, nieces, nephews and neighbors. All this started when we were ten or eleven and that's when we became aware that these body parts were very bad and very good and so the life-long dilemma began. Please, people...grow up. What Roman and Woody and just about every one of us has done at some time or another has been part of life forever and will continue to be so forever. Get a grip and make a difference, but don't rage and rage. You wet your own powder.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  667. mayaculpa

    Of course Ms. Lewis waited 30 years to speak up.

    I almost believe her.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  668. fablesfoibles

    Ugh. Woody Allen, you're not exactly a good role model for healthy relationships. What angers me the most is how focused he is on Polanski's "embarrassment" when the focus truly belongs on how he victimized two innocent young women. Embarrassment is NOTHING compared to that...

    May 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  669. D in VT

    Polanski hasn't served a single day of prison time. I don't care how long ago this happened. I don't care about his self-imposed exile. He didn't plead guilty to stealing a pack of gum from the corner grocery and if he sets even one foot in this country the full force of the law should be brought down on him and they should tack extra time on for flight to avoid prosecution and anything else they can think of.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  670. Sandy

    Well as long as Polanski was "embarrassed by the whole thing" ... geez.


    May 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  671. Laurie

    Said the man who married his daughter....

    May 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  672. Joe

    I wonder what Gary Glitter thinks about this.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  673. norweigan

    hi mark, so you list a handful of Jewish people who supported Polanski ... what about all the hundreds, nay thousands, who do did NOT come forward with public support. There are more than 5 million Jews in America, and you list less than 10. I didn't see any mainline Jewish organizations or Rabbis coming to his support ... better learn how to interpret information so that you don't look like an idiot – btw, your kind of "analysis" is called "confirmatory bias." You find the data that supports your belief, and damn the truth.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  674. jewslikewalmart

    i see a lot of jews going to the local walmart that doesnt seem to be a sign of intelligence there.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Neil

    He's "paid for it"? That's the point of the whole thing – he skipped town! So, no, he didn't "pay for it". Being "embarrassed" isn't paying for it. This is why people in Hollywood shouldn't be asked their opinion about things that require an intellect.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  676. DJ

    From one pedaphile to another!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  677. Mary

    Oh gee, the child rapist "suffered" because he was embarrassed? No. Cowardly Polanski fled and has yet to pay for anything he's done. Woody Allen is insane.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  678. Bryan

    Unless Polanski faces the court that convicted and serves out any sentence that is adjudged, then he hasn't paid his debt to society for being a child molester. He ruined a young girls life for which she will carry the scars of what happened. On the other hand, he has lived a free life outside of America. If he wishes to ever be free to travel our beautiful country again, face your final day in court and accept your sentence! Woody Allen, he is just another idiot!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  679. tumblyweed

    YUCK! Look at the picture above and imagine being a little kid and having THAT touch you...

    They say pediphiles cannot be rehabilitated. So, lock them up and throw away the key.

    Also, remember: for every one child a pedo has been caught abusing, there are like 50 more that they haven't been caught for.

    Sick pukes

    May 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  680. Simon

    OMG Woody allen who married his 16 year old adopted daughter – you really should have stayed out of this one!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  681. appalled

    Woody and Roman. Shame on you both. You are both perverted old (OLD!!!) men.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  682. Tim

    Wow – talk about the kettle calling....

    Someone I have zip respect for calling a fellow pedophile...

    CNN – you collected Woodies "thoughts" on this matter for the sheer entertainment value – didn't you? No one in their right mind cares what this moron has to say!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  683. go carol go

    Perhaps Mia Farrow can go on hunger strike on both their behalves

    May 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  684. Bman

    Woody. . . .seriously? You perv. Are you so deluded that you think we've forgotten what YOU did so that it's OK to comment on this guy?

    May 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  685. Megan


    Of course Woody wouldn't mind if someone molested his daughter...HE MOLESTED HIS OWN ADOPTED DAUGHTER...

    It takes a SICK person to be attracted to a child. Both of these degenerates need to be tarred and feathered in a public square.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  686. Don_M_TX

    Woody Allen defending Roman Polanski?

    Why does the phrase "Birds of a feather" keep running through my mind?

    May 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  687. Joe Blow

    I do agree with one thing Allen said – "They would be happy if they could execute him in a firing squad".

    Sign me up. Otherwise, Woody, shut your toothless hole. You made a couple funny movies 30 years ago. Let it be.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  688. brightrworld

    I have never understood Viagra Allen

    May 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  689. TK

    Woody Allen: Not only is he an idiot; he plays one in movies too!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  690. Bubba

    Every time you say something that doesn't please the jews,the old "anti Semite" song comes back. Sorry Mark,i believe that you're not racist or anti semite,just expressing a voice that i don't share with you.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  691. JustBreathe

    Mark: You are stupid. If he is Jewish, the of course it would make sense that a lot of people he knows is also Jewish. Christians usually hang out with other Christians, Muslims with Muslims, etc... That isn't rocket science.

    Also, don't believe every "book" you read. My grandma used to say, "believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you read."

    May 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  692. hitlerluv

    yo, woody - what up with you? the cannes thing is so robin hood. man, who is your publicist anyway. dude, certain sh;t you should not give advice about. drugging, raping and sodomizing underage girls is so different than you hooking up with your step-daughter. seems to me that the cat was and probably still is a predator. wow, he is embarrassed? he missed us all. sh;t man, he ought to face his sentence - it could bring him some more artistic inspiration.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  693. KBinMN

    I’m not sure that Woody Allen is the guy I would want in my corner on the issue of taking advantage of underage girls. Maybe there is a pedophile union I’m not aware of. Oh wait, I think they call it Hollywood.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  694. Tomas Rybar

    Woody .. appropriate name ... we can see where your brain is ...Woody! And that thing about Obama dictatorial powers ... that is also a miss ...

    May 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  695. Doug

    Ha ha ha ha! Woody you're a moron! Do you really think your opinion amounts to more than the air you wasted to state it? Save oxygen and shut the f**** up!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  696. jrod

    We are fortunate Woody Allen holds no position of any meaning that affects our lives. His comments are unworthy of a response.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  697. JustBreathe

    I don't know if this is hilarious or disgusting. Wait...I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

    Both of these guys are a waste.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  698. David F

    He will have paid his dues when he faces his jail sentence and finishes it. That's, "having paid your dues".

    May 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  699. Mike

    Woody, I thought you had intelligence but I can see that you are essentially an elitist idiot. This guy is a child rapist pure and simple and anyone who intentionally hurts a child deserves the harshest punishment allowed by law. What if it were your daughter or sister? Grow a brain!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  700. Bill

    Until he serves time in prison, Roman Polanski has not paid for his crime.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  701. HA1

    Any time someone involved that is immune from prosecution, they will break every law in the book in the performance of their duty. So it is with Laurence Rittenband, and now no different is Peter Espinoza. Take these judges off the streets and put them in prison where they belong.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  702. Susie

    Hey Mark. They are all humans too. And I bet they all drank milk as infants. You're an ignoramous buddy. The world doesn't need any moe like you.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  703. dju

    Hey Mark – why can't we ever get through a comment or discussion on forums without some crank wasting half the discussions with his pet theory – there's always one dumb bunny who sees the article as validation of his crackpot ideas – and he always has his history wrong – and he always wants to argue it with everyone – based on his peculiar "facts." So lets sum up the discussion so far – Polansky's a child rapist – Allen has no moral compass (or worse) – and you're another crusading dummy. Go adjust your aluminum foil headset and tune in some more interesting news on another forum.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  704. Sholom

    Polanski's victims – GOYIM!

    Allen's Victim – GOYIM!

    Pattern's anyone?

    May 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  705. drcid777

    "He did something wrong and he paid for it" But HE CHOSE how much he wished to pay and when. Woody doesn't mention that Polanski refused to face his punishment, his sentence. Phil Spector and Polanski being jailmates would be justice

    May 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  706. gale

    Creeps of a peck–r stick together.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  707. pierce

    Hey, Woody, as someone who married your stepdaughter you should not be weighing in this issue.
    You are kinda creepy.
    And old.

    But you were so good in the last century, dude.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  708. Mike

    Puke. Famous people are just above the law I guess. Of course fellow perverts have to stick together.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  709. Michael

    C'mon CNN, this is the interview you're quoting. Laughable! What about the comments he made about Obama being allowed to be a dictator for a few years? He's a fruit!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  710. TarHeelMoe

    Unzip pants, insert foot. What a schmuck.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Arturo

    Damn them both to hell.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  712. Big Bird

    I'd say Roman has "gotten off" enough already... wouldn't you agree?

    May 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  713. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    I guess if Woody thinks Roman has "suffered enough" we should just let him off the hook...
    I mean REALLY, Polanski was forced to live free, have a fulfilling career and all that without criminal consequences for drugging and raping a minor. How much worse should his life be after such an "inconsequential" act?

    May 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  714. Big Bird

    Come on everyone. Lets apply the half plus 7 rule here. You all know what that is. You take your age, divide it in half (rounding up) and then add 7. If the young lady is that age or older, it's okay to diddle her any which way.

    Example, I am 73 years old. Divide and round up, get 37, then add 7 to get 44. I can enjoy any woman 44 or older. But 43 or younger is robbing the cradle!

    So in Polanski's case. He was what, like 51 at the time? Take that, divide and round up, you get 26. Add 7 to get 33. Now apply the Woody Allen/Polanski exception rule, where you subtract 21 for a generation, and you get 12. So since the young lady was 12 or older (she was 13) then it is completely legit and acceptable. But only using the exception rule, of course, which says dirty old Hollywood directors are given the generational rule.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  715. Lizzie

    Not surprised. Woody got off so he feels roman should as well.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  716. Joan

    Well, never mind Mark, it could be worse. At least Polanski isn't a Catholic priest. As we all know, THEY don't stick together.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  717. jswfl

    Two freaks who are perfect for each other.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  718. John

    It looks like Mark finally took his medication and went to bed.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  719. Soon Yi

    Woody Allen, you are just a Roman Polanski child rapist-lite.


    May 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  720. hreilly80

    well, like 50,000 other people have said it, but i thought it the second i saw the link to this story... of COURSE woody allen is on this freak's side. they're both into the kiddies.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  721. Bryan Jon

    Woody...Woody...Woody...please, how could you. As someone stated above: " I suppose you wouldn't mind it if some old dirtbag molested your daughter." Hey wait, some old dirtbag did molest your daughter, it was YOU!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  722. JCW

    "He has not been allowed to go to the United States"? He FLED the US. He can come back anytime he wants, but must accept the fact that the court may (or may not) deem more punishment is due. The fact that it happened a long time ago does not diminish one important fact: IT HAPPENED! Maybe Polanski has a valid case for legal misconduct by the prosecution and the judge. But as long as he's a coward in hiding, his claims will not get much scrutiny.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  723. real mccoy

    pedophiles do flock together!!! enough said.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  724. jmack

    Woody (let me diddle with my adopted daughter) Allen coming to the rescue of Roman (the rapist) Polanski. Doesn't get much better than that!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  725. Pat smyth

    What do you expect from this creep who married his daughter???
    Artist my Ass....F******** pervert.....Would he like if someone Older manipulating guy F***** his 13 year old daughter in A**.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  726. Ken

    Poor Polanski .. for over 30 years he's had to attend parties drinking fine wines and champagnes, show up at star studded galas, vacation on the south of France in his private villa, and sleep with beautiful starlets trying to get into showbiz. And he did this while his victim struggled to overcome what he did to her back in the States. The poor man has run himself ragged pampering himself around Europe, trying to forget (and successfully doing so) this horrible tragedy. Hasn't this man paid enough already!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  727. nadia

    Who cares what Wood Allen has to say. I never watch any of his movies because of his disgusting behaviour with his daughter. Both of these men are filth.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  728. Ed

    Look at yourself you dirty son-of-a-lower-than-dog.
    You shoul not even open your freaky flithy mouth, you freaker of your own daughter.
    I hope, all you slimeballs will go to hell and burn there alive. Hope your hell will consist of only of Your own Kinds.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  729. Andrew

    I hate how people (specifically woody right now) are implying that he's "he paid for it." If his self imposed imprisonment is "paying for his crime" then go to the USA and argue it before a court.

    Hiding is not paying for a crime.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  730. Alex


    if this guy was a catholic priest, the catholic church would've moved him 8 times so he could keep preaching...and doing that other stuff

    May 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  731. Nihil

    if this guy was a catholic priest they's have him strung by his !@##@

    May 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  732. SNAPPA

    Isn't that funny, one pediphile coming to the defense of another....

    May 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  733. angelo

    are you kidding? i don't know what's funnier...woody allen or the comment by deac...

    May 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  734. Alex

    I heard Jerry Lee Lewis also lent his support to Polanski...

    And this is why no one cares what actors, athletes and other celebs think about real life issues.

    Sean Penn, take note!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  735. DC Johnny

    Woody Allen is just as qualified to commute Polanski's sentence as Barack Obama is qualified to be President of the United States.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  736. So Florida

    maybe he needs a buddy to go out with to playgrounds to find dates

    May 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  737. jayne

    Takes one to know one!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  738. Catya

    Like anybody pays any attention to Woody Allen. . .or watches his movies.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  739. deac

    Its funny how no mention of his comment where he says Obama should be given dictatorial power for a few years. This is the type of person you liberals are supporting

    May 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  740. cicisbo

    Debra, you read my mind. As the old adage goes, birds of a feather flock together. I mean, this guy is still shacking up with his adoptive daughter..

    May 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  741. marian

    What a shock – one child molester coming to the defense of another!

    May 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  742. Giri

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. Errghbbbrbleh.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  743. rachele

    Pervs of a feather. Nobody is surprised by this,I'm sure.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  744. MIke

    Victor, she's not even his adopted daughter. You still don't have your facts right.

    Even ill-informed cretins like yourselves can at least use google and wikipedia, right?

    May 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  745. MIke

    No arguing with stupid.

    CNN, come on, you guys have just sunk so low. No reason you'd run a story like this and leave comments open, and lets rascist bile pile up on here if you weren't just looking for pageviews. Pathetic.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  746. atljewell

    They should support each other since they both have the same moral standards – none. Both of them make me sick & I wouldn't watch anything either of them had anything to do with.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  747. francine jones

    francine jones ive wanted to express this thought to WOODY. you are a snake a slimy cobra that slithers around its prey without detection then strikes. who cares what woody has to say he is a sicko.

    May 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |

    Idiot box – LOL


    May 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  749. David

    I wonder if Woody Allen and Roman Polanski think we should stop hunting Nazis-after all, "it was a long time ago."

    May 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  750. dennis

    The Nazi's killed his parents and the Manson family killed his wife and child. How much more suffering does Polanski have to endure?

    May 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  751. Dr.Tong

    Dr.Tong appreciates Mr. Allen's taste for Asian beauty.

    May 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  752. Doug Hodges

    Woody is a Pedophile...that simple...and if he coukld get away with molesting little girls he probably wouldy

    May 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  753. CATom

    Not this guy??? I could have sworn wood allen died 10 years ago.

    May 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  754. Fran Tobin

    They are both alike of course Woody is going to support Roman

    May 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  755. MyAlterEgo

    To add to Victor's comment – even the bio son of Allen and Farrow said it was like being Allen's son AND brother-in-law when Allen and Soon Yi hooked up, and that it was morally wrong even if Soon Yi was adopted.

    May 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  756. joe

    One pedophile protecting another pedophile, and Woody NEVER paid yet!

    May 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  757. Victor

    Oh and Mike,

    Soon-Yi may not have been his biological daughter, but he ehelped to raise her, so yeah, I consider it something akin to child molesting, considering he knew her since before puberty hit her and made her more enticing to his eyes.

    The guy is a perv just like Roman.

    May 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  758. Victor

    Considering this comes from someone who banged his adoptive daughter, we really shouldn't be surprised!

    Allen should be ashamed of himself for trying to defend a child molester, but then again seeing as how he practically is one himself, I guess he's looking for a way to validate his own lifestyle.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  759. MyAlterEgo

    OK, I'm confused now, is Markckc the same as plain Mark (up at the top) the same as Markd1111 and Markd1? Seems all these Marks are abnormally obsessed with Jews in Hollywood and their intelligence, or lack thereof.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  760. JC

    Talk about smoke and mirrors!

    Roman hasn't been allowed to go to the US? I beg to differ. No one kicked him out of the country; it was his choice to flee. Anytime he wants to come back, the authorities would be more than happy to receive him.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  761. MIke

    Soon-Yi PREVIN. Not Allen. Not his daughter. Never was.
    born October 8, 1970
    Began relationship with Allen in 1992.
    Age 22. Do the math. Umm... yeah, yep, very legal.

    Mia Farrow
    André Previn (10 October 1970 – 1979) (divorced) 6 children (including Soon-Yi)
    Frank Sinatra (19 July 1966 – 16 August 1968) (divorced)

    She and Allen were never married. Never lived together. Never had same home.

    At least get your facts straight you idiots.

    Way to troll for pageviews CNN. No wonder your ratings are diving.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  762. Mr. Speed


    Fact. We landed on the moon.

    Fact. One gunman killed JFK.

    Fact. This conversation is going NO WHERE!!!

    Polanski and Allen are good for each other ... pervs of a feather!!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  763. Ginka

    Great now let's move on...

    May 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  764. JH

    Pteka, I think Ginka is right. This has become all about Mark and his opinions. I say we just don't respond to him any longer as everyone else has so wisely done.

    I took the bait but I'm spitting it back out now.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  765. Pteka

    Summary of Marks points:

    Jewish people started hollywood
    Some Jewish people support Polanski
    Jewish people are a race, Judaism is a religion
    On Average Jewish people have a high IQ comparitvely

    Great, who cares. This article is about a filmmaker with a controversial past supporting another controversial filmmaker. You are the only obsessing on the essentially unimportant fact that they are both jewish.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  766. Markckc

    You're kidding me right? your link did not explain, nore have you, even still, how on AVERAGE, Jews have higher verbal intelligence and IQ's compared to everyone else - you have YET to explain this - why not ? In your words, you are attributing this to their stupid religion - but this of course is impossible. It's because like Asians, and blacks, Jews too are a race.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  767. allenswoody

    Honor among pervs

    May 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  768. JH

    Ok, one more comment:

    Wikipedia is known to be full of mistakes.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  769. Markckc

    "all Jews do not all have abnormally high verbal intelligence and high IQs"

    I never said all, I said on average, big difference. And yes it is a fact you idiot:

    My sources are hardly wrong - you are just afraid to accept these facts because you've been brought up your entire life to think one way, and when you see the other way, you become very angry, and scared.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  770. JH

    Oh, stop with the generalizations, Mark – all Jews do not all have abnormally high verbal intelligence and high IQs. I might as well say all women have dimpled knees.

    The point is all this has nothing to do with the general conversation.
    I couldN'T care less if you looked it up. Your sources are wrong. Period. I'm through with you. You can copy and paste all you want.
    I'm not talking to this any more.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  771. Markckc

    You're not even coming to close to explaining the fact that Jews, on average, have very high verbal intelligence as well as IQ's. If you state this is because they support some stupid religion, you're kidding yourself; it's because they are a race of people, plain and simple.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  772. Ginka

    I agree, this whole blog has become about Mark, he is obviously in the minority. He is probably enjoying the attention and I am done. I stated it in my first comment, Woody Allen is a pervert end of story and perverts stick together...

    May 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  773. Pteka

    OK so jewish people are supporting Polanski. Point made. Is that it?

    May 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  774. Markckc

    Pteka, no where did I once say " the vast majority of hollywood is Jewish " get your facts straight before you open your mouth.

    "you have no point besides the obvious,"

    That's the whole point to me. I'm stating the obvious. If you dislike my information, it's because you suffer from cognitive dissonance.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  775. Ginka

    First off your term 'abnormally' high is an oxymoron, someone who is of above average intelligence is not 'abnormal' . They may have a greater capacity for retaining knowlege or facts or vocabulary. Your comments and 'facts' sound ridiculous.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  776. JH

    hmmmm....good point...maybe even underbred or gingerbred!

    Or deadheadbred! Or how about leadheadbred – that's better. Thick and heavy and nothing gets through...right....

    May 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  777. Pteka

    Mark – there just isn't much of a point to your statements. If the vast majority of hollywood is jewish, than obviously the majority of people within that industry that come forward to support a fellow collegue will most likely be jewish. So, I guess you just don't really have a point. Some of what your saying might be true and relevant, but it doesn't create any kind of value to the dialogue. Because of that, you are rubbing people the wrong way because since you have no point besides the obvious, it makes people wonder what implications lie beneath your words. Just stating my opinion.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  778. Ginka

    ok ok... that was uncalled for. My apologies Mark

    May 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  779. Markckc

    so called facts? they are all 100% true. If i was wrong, surely you would have shown me where instead of just being negative.

    JH: I could care less if you looked it up. I looked it up too. Explain to me how all Jews have abnormally high verbal intelligence and IQ's? because they subscribe to Judaism? surely you jest! it is because they are a race of people.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  780. Ginka

    Purebred or inbred? HAHAH.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  781. Ginka

    I never said nor did I imply you stated either I am merely making an observation based on your comments and your so called facts.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  782. JH

    Mark isn't Jewish Ginka – he's clearly OCD – purebred!

    (obsessive compulsive disease)

    May 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  783. JH

    Nice try? I looked it up, apparently – You didn't. It's extremely offensive for Judaism to be referred to as a race – did you know that? Nazi Germany considered them to be not only 'a race' but an 'inferior race' and many Jewish people remember that.

    You are wrong. Period.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  784. Markckc

    Ginka, where did I give any impression or imply that I WAS or WANTED to be Jewish? lol

    im just stating fact.. .nothing else.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  785. Ginka

    So Mark I guess you're NOT Jewish then, all of your comments are proof.... based on your own so called 'facts'

    May 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  786. Lauri

    Embarrassment! That's the going rate for child molesters in America?

    Polanski has been living in luxury, creating Oscar winning films during his self-imposed exile in Europe. Shouldn't he at least express remorse or apologize before all is forgiven, forgotten and allowed to happen again.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  787. RHONDA

    Of course he is defending him. What else can we expect from a man who has an affair with is step daughter and then marries her. He has issues of his own.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  788. dkt

    Well I guess the standard in Hollywood for punishment is if you are embarrassed so I guess Polanski should get a pass as Woody says he was embarrassed. Yet again we get a demonstration of how out of touch Hollywood folk are.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  789. Markckc

    You can become Jewish in the sense that you are part of the Jewish religion - but not part of the Jewish race.

    For example, Jews have abnormally high verbal intelligence (fact) and their IQ's are, on average, also abnormally high.... but you converting to the Jewish religion WONT make you more intelligent...

    nice try though.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  790. JH

    Mark – I fail to see your point. So what if the vast majority of his supporters are Jewish, so what? Some aren't.

    Also, Jews are NOT a race of people. A race is in your DNA – something that can't be changed. For example, I'm a white female. I can't become Asian no matter how hard I try. But I could, as well as an Asian, become Jewish.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  791. Markckc

    At least I'm honest and truthful 🙂

    May 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  792. Jared

    Mark, you are a creep and a jerk. Go to bed.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  793. Markckc

    "Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said Polanski was a "humanist" who had been the victim of a "miscarriage of justice". He said: "We will have to speak to our leaders, particularly in California. I'm not too shy to go and talk to the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and to ask him once and for all to look at this." However, the views of the Hollywood elite seemed out of step with those of ordinary Americans and they now face a backlash."

    - notice: Weinstein is also Jewish

    May 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  794. Markckc

    Jews are a race of people as well as a religion – you are forgetting this. I'm just saying you should notice that the vast majority of his supporters are also Jewish.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  795. kirk

    So his supporter is the guy who married his own daughter. Fantastic I think this makes it worse

    May 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  796. nyrebel

    One pedophile commenting about another. Geez.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  797. BrianP

    Yeah because living the high life in France is a big punishment for molesting a child. Poor Roman.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  798. dpistone

    Why isn't Woody in jail ? And why isn't CNN covering this ?

    May 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  799. JH

    It's not wrong to state your facts but you are obsessing with them and making yourself look a bit ...uh...sick.

    The main issue here is Woody Allen, who seduced his own daughter giving support to another child molester – not what religion they are.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  800. Markckc

    You may not give a flying ( ) but it's factual info and it's relevant to the topic at hand

    May 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  801. Brenda

    Mark, the issue is about two pervs. No one on this thread–but you–gives a flying (censored) about the religion of said pervs. Take your argument to a thread where it's relevent.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  802. lauratj

    Woody states that Roman was "embarrassed" by the situation– he should be seeking forgiveness & be remorseful–this was a bad thing. Embarrassed–what a joke

    May 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  803. Markckc

    why can't anyone explain to me why it's wrong to point out the obvious, and to point out factual information?

    all you are doing is reacting negatively to the info. you aren't explaining where I am wrong

    fact: jews created hollywood (not conspiracy)
    fact: most of hollywood even today is dominated by Jews (from execs to production companies. (not conspiracy)
    fact: most of the hollywood big shots who game out in defence of polanski were Jewish (not a conspiracy)


    May 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  804. Brenda

    Pfft. From Woody Allen, a fellow perv. Like we're gonna believe him.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  805. Fred - Brandon MB

    How's does he figure Polanski has paid? Because he couldn't travel to the US?

    I can't travel to the US. It hasn't harmed my quality of life.

    Polanski has been able to continue his career unabated. He has paid nothing. Embarassment? Whoop-di-freakin-doo!!

    Extradite and imprison.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  806. Ginka

    Woody Allen is a sick pedophile himself... His comments do not surprise me.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  807. Loren

    Apparently Woody Allen is just as clueless as Roman Polanski. When you convicted of a crime, you are sentenced before a judge, you dn't get to choose your sentence and the venue where you are sentenced. By refusing to retun to the United States and appear before a new judge, he is continuing to insist upon rights he doesn't have, and should not be allowed into the United States until he appears for his sentencing.

    As for punishment, there is the expectation of rehabilitation. From the recent story of another woman coming forward about Polanski's behavior six years his earlier criminal conduct, it appears he hade no remorse over his earlier conduct, and all his statements are merely self-serving lies. He should be extradited by Switzerland and let the California courts decide his fate knowing full well that they will likely release him, but he is certainly contemptable).

    May 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  808. kathleen

    mark, you comments are unreal. In a way, you are just as twisted as they are.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  809. kathleen

    A washed up has been. One child molester supporting another. Does he really think we care what he has to say?

    May 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  810. SLS

    And Mark.....get a life. Why you continue to defend your comments is getting boring. No one cares about you or wants to hear what you want to say. You are a jerk. Truly.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  811. markd1111

    I'm a skinhead for pointing out the obivous?

    May 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  812. will

    of all the people from Hollywood to claim to be an authority to Roman Polanski's situation........ not to mention yet another hollywood elitist jacka$$ who thinks they should have something more important to say. go make another worthless movie, woody.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  813. Cheryl

    We're supposed to take Woody Allen's opinion on Polanski's situation seriously??? Allen should keep his mouth shut. It just makes everyone remember what he did.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  814. Boof

    He's really suffered. Living in a multi-million dollar chateau, winning an Oscar. Yup....suffered. I did hear that Ben Rothlesberger and Lawrence Taylor also gave him their support as well.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  815. tdr

    I really don't know who is sicker. Polanski for molesting a 13 year old or Allen for adopting his daughter and then scheming on marrying her when she is older? How long before the got married was he trying to fighure out how to hook up with her?

    Yeah, Hollywood, you should be proud of these two.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  816. Ron G

    Hey Mark? STFU!! You sound like a complete Skinhead a$$wipe, and i'm not even Jewish.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  817. Malcomxboxlive

    Let's not make this a racist anti semite issue please. tha fact is nobody's above the law. jewish or otherwise. No one should get a free pass from pating for the crime because they had the resources to flee before sentenceing. Man up Polanski!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  818. SLS

    Whoever wrote that comment that Woody Allen supports Polanski because he is a Jew is a racist. Just to make a comment like that is racist. Not all Jews think that Polanski should get off. I am Jewish and I think he is a child molester and should be punished to the full extent of the law. It is true that there are a preponderance of Jews in Hollywood but this is such a lame comment. Say what is the most obvious that Woody Allen himself is a great director, writer, etc., but doesn't have a clue about such matters such as having relations with your DAUGHTER (I don't care if she was adopted). It is sick and reckless on his part. Anyway, don't want to belabor the point, but it makes me upset when I read someone post such an obviously racist, idiotic comment. I feel sorry for that guy.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  819. tdr

    Says the man who married his daughter...

    May 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  820. markd1

    hmmm my comments are banned - for talking about 100% facts - incredible

    May 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  821. Paul

    To Edward Eubanks,
    I too look on the chasm time has been afford to Polanski in his years of "exile". I look upon my daughter and know, Polanski would not escape my grasp now that she is 13 or 33 years from now. I do however, admire the the victim's ability to forgive. But personal fogiveness does not expunge the duty of the courts to finalize this case. The extradition needs to be carried out. Closure is required for all aspects of this case. If he is allowed to "get away" as he has been, it just continues to show Americans as untouchable when they have rich and influential people in their corner.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  822. Pauline Dempsey

    C'mon CNN. Why are you even reporting (not!) this story???

    Yes, he's suffered, boo hoo! He was really suffering with his freedom, parties, making films, etc.

    From one slime ball to another – birds of a feather, etc.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  823. Charles

    Mark, the only person on the entire internet that cares about Jews in Hollywood is you. You are boring the hell out of the rest of us.

    You are a racist because only somebody with an irrational hate could read a story about one child molester defending another child molester and be outraged only because they're both Jewish.

    Get some perspective.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  824. Duane in Fremont

    From a guy cheated on his wife with and later married his adopted daughter... not much of a surprise he'd side with the pedophile.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  825. Edward Eubanks

    The age of consent varies around the world. I am not enough of a cultural imperialist to claim this thing as a moral issue. But it certainly is a legal issue and Polanski comes up short by all measurements.

    He violated a U.S. law while in the U.S. and then fled the nation to avoid prosecution. He is in no position to ask for justice. What he can ask for is mercy.

    Inasmuch as the victim who is now a mature woman of 46 has forgiven him and move on, I am not quite sure what is to be gained in terms of making her whole. On the other hand, the law still has obligations to itself and to the people as a whole.

    For years, I have tried to be charitable in my judgment of Polanski. However, as I read about this case a couple of weeks ago, I looked across the table at my daughter who is now 13 and I hate to admit it, I know I would have killed him had he'd done it to her. (Although, I don't know how I would view the whole thing if 33 years had passed.)

    May 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  826. Shirley

    Let me just say this about that!!! Woody Allen has just told you what kind of person he is and I would stay away if you are a teenager.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  827. Hello?

    I guess living in France all these years and been honored by the French government sounds so painful. What he did was wrong and been in Europe have a grand life does not sound like punishment to me.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  828. VT Citizen

    No Mr. Allen. He hasn't.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  829. RichP, easton, pa

    Wasn't old woody jumping his stepdaughter then married her after divorcing his wife ? A really good person I'd be sure to get moral and ethical advice from. Hmmm, I wonder how Charlie Manson is on relationships...

    May 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  830. agribb

    Roman Polanski needs to face the judicial system of the United States. Let the courts decide whether he is innocent or not. The only person to be punished was the 13 year old girl. Where is the justice for her? Polanski needs to address this matter in court. If he is found guilty, let us hope that what went around 30 years ago, comes back to him, with interest.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  831. mark An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

    I suggest you people read up.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  832. Ralph Stout

    Although I think living in France all these years should be considered punishment in fact this BOZO never served a day for his crimes, he has not paid back anything to society, and I agree Woody is not actually one to be talking...

    May 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  833. Ric

    ps @mark Another great conspiracy theory. You sound a bit off your rocker - but don't feel bad, there's plenty more like you - all out waiting for the aliens to arrive

    May 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  834. deb

    Mark, give it a rest. No one cares.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  835. deb

    The pot calling the kettle black! Ya think?!

    May 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  836. Ric

    Woody should know about underage women - and how to get away with it. Though in Roman's defense, at least he didn't hit on his wife's adopted daughter.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  837. Paul

    To this day, it amazes me what "influential" people are willing to stand up for. That Hollywood, and even elements of the media, feel Polanski is to be forgiven is simply outlandish. In Mr. Allen's words, "He's an artist, he's a nice person, he did something wrong and he paid for it." When did he pay? He fled the country and has done ZERO time behind bars. He fled and knowingly avoided countries able to extradite him, France. He fled and has been able to profit while "on the run". Again I ask, when has he paid?

    May 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  838. btravers

    Correct me if I'm wrong, bit isn't an anti-semite a racist?

    May 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  839. IdiotBox

    Woody Allen saying that Polanski has paid for his crimes is like Charles Manson asking a parole board to release The BTK killer

    May 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  840. d1120

    Woody's not really one to be talking about this....

    May 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  841. stu

    Mark, you're not a racist. You're an anti-semite. But don't worry, I hear it's the Jews who are responsible for your actions.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  842. Suzanne

    Well it is obvious that everyone basically feels the same way. He did not pay for his crime. To suggest that he has is an insult. Woody get your head out of your rear end....he ran away after committing the crime and he should be held accountable.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  843. SbBurris

    Clearly this guy doesn't get it. If waht he says is true, why not ban all criminals from coming to the US and embarass them relentlessly in the media to get them back. I am sure victims will sleep more sounder at night knowing that banishment and embarrassment will be enough!!! YEA RIGHT!!!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  844. Kate

    Woody Allen is one step away from being a pedophile himself so of course he's going to support Polanski. Polanski hasn't done any jail time so no way has he done his time or paid for his crime.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  845. janelle

    Of course, he would support Polanski! They are dirty old men who are nothing more then sick child molesters.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  846. LGLK

    Mark: Don't know whether or not you're a racist. You definitely appear to be Anti-Semite though.

    I'm not defending either of them or their pasts of course. But sweetheart, leave being Jewish out of it. What an ignorant remark.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  847. Cindy

    Mark your not a racist ... you're an idiot.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  848. michele

    Woody, you are nuts. He fled the country to avoid paying for his crime.

    I suppose you wouldn't mind it if some old dirtbag molested your daughter. Then again, you probably wouldn't. You're nuts, remember?

    May 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  849. ReginaM

    Yeah, thanks Woody.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  850. raillan

    This defense, coming from a man who's screwing the daughter he and his wife adopted.

    Birds of a feather...

    May 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  851. Alexander Bernal

    Polanski should bit the bullet, get extradited quickly, and let the judicial process run its course. Raping a 13 year old requires a court room handle the issue, not years of run-a-way exile.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  852. GAPeach

    Mark it is not because they are Jewish! It is because they both little little girls! Sickos!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  853. GAPeach

    Of course, he would support Polanski! They are both child molesters.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  854. Bigbill427

    Hey.. Where's WALDO..

    May 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  855. Bob

    Just like the immigration debate! We are a nation of laws and this guy is guilty of violating one so he goes to prison and pays for his crime. We do not get to flee the country to avoid punishment. P.S. I have not watched a Woody Allen movie since he molested a child and also have not watched any of this molesters movies.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  856. Chris

    Somewhere Polanski is doing a facepalm while reading this saying "not this guy, this is exactly who i don't need in my corner"

    May 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  857. will

    I love Wood Allen as the writer, actor, director, and producer of films, but not so much as a humanitarian. Not being allowed to set foot into the USA, unless to be held in court for such crime(s), is not paying debt to society. Being humiliated and embarrassed is not suitable for punishment, otherwise we should let all prisoners free, or from court if they respond "yes" to "Do you feel guilty?"

    May 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  858. Greenman

    Woody Allen's movies were better before he banged his daughter.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  859. LEE

    Birds of a feather.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

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