Meryl Streep says she will wear a black dress to the Golden Globes award show as a “silent protest” of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
Bless your heart, Meryl, but y’all should’ve done more NOT silent protesting back in the days when it wasn’t so all-fired POPULAR to protest sexual misconduct.
In March 1977, film director Roman Polanski, 44, was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against Samantha Gailey, 13, including perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, and rape by use of drugs.
At his arraignment, Polanski pleaded not guilty to all charges, but later accepted a plea bargain whose terms included dismissal of the five initial charges in exchange for a guilty plea to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse.
Upon learning that he was likely to face imprisonment, Polanski fled the country and has avoided visiting countries likely to extradite him to the United States.