Answer: Woody Allen. That’s right, Woody Allen who became something of a pariah over his relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn is now calling for charges to be dropped against fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski for his sex with a thirteen year old girl in 1977.
Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese others have “demanded the immediate release” of Polanski in Switzerland.
The fact is that Allen was not the girl’s legal stepfather and she was 22 when they married. However, the optics are not exactly right here. Soon-Yi as adopted when she was seven and, besides Allen’s relationship with her mother, his relationship with Soon-Yi was viewed by many as being very problematic given their over thirty year gap in age. That does not present the right “optics” for a case with the defendant stated in Paris as a fugitive: “If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… f—ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f— young girls. Juries want to f— young girls. Everyone wants to f— young girls!”
No one appears to have had the judgment or guts to tell Allen that he might want to sit this one out.
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