I’ve never been a huge fan of Johnny Depp, but I’ve always liked and respected him. So it was a surprise to me to find out that he’s thrown his support behind Roman Polanski. You know Polanski, right? He’s the famous director who more than thirty years ago fled the United States because he was accused of drugging and then raping a 13-year old girl. They caught up with him in Switzerland in ’09 and he perhaps will be sent back to the States for trial.
Apparently, Depp has signed a list in support of Polanski. I’m assuming the goal of the petition/list is to keep Polanski from going to trial. Of course I hope it’s a resounding failure.
I am hugely disappointed in Mr. Depp. Not that that should matter to him, or anyone else. I’m disappointed in myself as well b/c I’ve fallen into that trap of believing I somehow know a celebrity simply because I can read about his exploits and see him on the big screen.
For more on this, go to: Johnny Depp Lends His Support to Roman Polanski.