Goldberg Clarifies Polanski 'Rape' Comments

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Whoopi Goldberg has hit out at accusations she condoned rape on her U.S. TV talk show, insisting she was attempting to clarify the charges levelled against director Roman Polanski.
Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on Saturday (26Sep09) and is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. over his 1977 conviction for unlawful sex with a minor.
The director fled the U.S. before he was sentenced, claiming the judge in the case reneged on a plea bargain deal. He later settled in France.
The Ghost actress came under fire after discussing the case on The View on Tuesday (29Sep09), saying, "It was something, but I don't believe it was rape-rape."
Critics dubbed her an "apologist for rape", but, addressing the reaction to her comments on Wednesday (30Sep09), Goldberg claimed she was only trying to get the "facts straight".
She said, "Some people got the idea that I was condoning what he did. I'm going to be very clear: I was trying to make sure we had our facts straight because that's my job - particularly about what he was arrested for and what he was charged with, which was unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, not rape, which was my point."


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Wow. What a back peddle. She was wrong to say it wasn't a "rape-rape". Statutory RAPE of a 13 year old. IS Rape! This poor child had to endure unspeakable things against her will (according to her own statements to the grand jury) which is Rape-Rape. Plus, he gave a 13 year old Champagne and pills. How dare she turn this around on the victim. I will never watch anything Whoopi is in or involved in again!
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I read the grand jury transcripts, Roman Polanski raped that little girl, he then fled the country before he was sentenced.I will make it a point to not watch, listen to or buy anything that was produced or contain any of the people that signed his petition and hope others will do the dame.
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The only reason I will watch The View again is to hear Whoopi do more than apolgize for her ignorant remarks. How utterly cruel and insensitive she is to say even ONE word in defense of Polanski!! He's a parasite and a child molester!!What about his victim??? Please tell me! To make any excuse for him is inexcusable!! I was molested as a child and I can tell you Whoopi that I am now almost 70 and I still suffer from the scars that were left on my psyche. I've had lots of therapy so don't tell me to do that! I am able to function very well, however, for years I wet the bed, and I had nightmares and in them I'm running from someone. Oh, could it be my molester?Tell me Whoopi, what do you get out of your remarks?I think you feel that what you're saying at that moment sounds intelligent and worthy. Huh? Did you even stop to think? Why didn't you monitor yourself? You're so full of OPINIONS, police yourself! You're so ready to critisize others. Try it on yourself!How many girls/women have you talked to about molestation? How many? What makes you think that you have the right to make your little speech and make a lot of us out here whence at what you said? It felt like you just dismissed us out of hand. Like, Oh well! No big deal.I'm done with you!! And what you carelessly said reflects on the whole panel on The View! You don't care about US out here in tv land! All you care about is you being in front of a camera and running your mouth. You like to hear yourself talk, but why don't you try listening to what you say? It's not a pretty picture. ugh!Marilyn Valentine, and proud to be her!San Diego, CA
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