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07 Feb 2018

Quentin Tarantino blames 13-year-old rape victim in an old interview

Tarantino's definition of rape will make you angry

Quentin Tarantino is facing backlash (and rightly so), after an old interview of him defending director Roman Polanski's perversion has surfaced.

In the interview dated 2003, Tarantino said Polanski's 13-year-old victim 'wanted to have it'. When interviewer Howard Stern reminded him the sex was not consensual, the Oscar winning director maintained the opposite.

His statements will surely make you angry.

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Tarantino's definition of rape will make you angry
The shameful event of Hollywood

Roman Polanski case

The shameful event of Hollywood

In 1977, Roman Polanski, was accused of raping a 13-year-old. The director was accused of rape by use of drugs, perversion; sodomy; lewd and lascivious act.

When pressed with charges, Polanski earlier pleaded not guilty, but later pleaded guilty to lesser charge of having unlawful sex with a minor.

In 1978, Polanski fled to France, hours before his sentencing, fearing jail time.

Isn't rape, rape?

Quentin Tarantino's problematic defense for Roman Polanski

Quentin Tarantino defended Roman Polanski in an interview and his views are problematic, to say the least.

Blaming the victim, Tarantino said she was asking for it, dated the guy, and wanted to have it. He said all Polanski did was: he had sex with a minor, which, according to him, is not rape.

He refused to accept that Polanski was in the wrong.

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She wanted to have it: Tarantino's dangerous statement

"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," he said.

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