Hollywood has long tolerated bad behavior by powerful men. Charlie Chaplin’s stature never diminished despite his well-known penchant for teenage girls. In the 40 years since Roman Polanski fled to Europe after his conviction for raping a minor, he’s made 15 films – earning three Oscar nominations, and winning for “The Pianist” in 2003. Five years ago, when the U.S. moved to extradite Polanski from his Swiss chateau, a host of Hollywood notables (including Harvey Weinstein) signed a petition in his defense. In 2014, despite allegations that he molested his daughter, Woody Allen, who denied the claims, received a Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times