I’m sorry, folks, but I was, in a sense, there: I was an adolescent in the 1970s, and I lost my virginity to force. I don’t care how light the sentence is for Polanski, but he must come back to Los Angeles, and he must spend time in prison in this state—not psychiatric evaluation. Prison. Even a few months would do it, but the man has not paid for what he did.
Bruce, on how the situation transcends the wishes of the victim, who does not want to be dragged into the public eye again, and would prefer to move on with her life:
[I]t’s about child rape and the simple fact that it is never right, never excusable and is always punishable, no matter how long it takes to track the perp down. That’s justice. You can’t drag Bubba out of the trailer and put him in jail for however long is appropriate if you can’t drag Polanski back from Switzerland and do the same.