Quentin Tarantino defends Roman Polanski

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Youth Rights

# Possibly Pro Adults Having Sex with Minors
19 Nov 2003

In an interview with Howard Stern, talking about Roman Polanski’s sexual assault of a 13-year-old in 1977, Quentin Tarantino said

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.


And by the way, we’re talking about America’s morals, not talking about the morals in Europe and everything.


Look, she was down with this.

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