Feb. 12, 2018

Episode 078: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Roman Polanski

Episode 078: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski lives a life of hardship and tragedy before becoming an award winning director - and a fugitive from justice after being charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.  We'll hear from my special guest AJ Benza, the host of the...

Roman Polanski lives a life of hardship and tragedy before becoming an award winning director - and a fugitive from justice after being charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl. 

We'll hear from my special guest AJ Benza, the host of the podcast Fame is a Bitch about the inner workings of Hollywood and his first-hand impressions of Roman Polanski. 

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate on their wedding day in 1968. 

#hollywoodcrimes #charlesmanson #celebritycrime 

 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "The Celebrity Defense: Sex, fame and the case of Roman Polanski," Dec 14, 2009. 

Christopher Sandford, The Telegraph UK, "Why did Roman Polanski risk it?," Oct 3, 2009. 

Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast, "Roman Polanski is a Child Rapist: It's Long Past Time for Hollywood to Cast Him Out," Oct 23, 2017.