Here's audio of Quentin Tarantino defending Roman Polanski: 13-year-old girl "wanted to have it" https://t.co/4qkNpbnAVM— Jezebel (@Jezebel) February 6, 2018
- New audio was released in which Tarantino is heard saying that Roman Polanski’s 13 year old victim “wanted to have it”. Polanski's victim was drugged and given alcohol before Polanski raped her. Tarantino defended Polanski’s behavior back in 2003 in an interview with Howard Stern. Stern was the voice of reason and stated that a grown man should know that sex with a 13 year old is wrong. Tarantino then said that "she was down with it". Tarantino was well aware of Weinstein’s behavior but chose to ignore it. He didn't even care when it happened to Mira Sorvino, his girlfriend at the time.
Tarantino's comment: He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape...he had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down—it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can’t throw the word rape around. It’s like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t apply to everything people use it for.