Count Geraldine Ferraro among the outrage over Hollywood's efforts to free Roman Polanski.
She writes in the New York Times, "What really defies explanation are the actions of the Directors Association and actors, like Harrison Ford. Did they remain buddies over the years with a convicted rapist who had fled the jurisdiction because they condoned his rape of the child or because they approved of his actions of absconding and beating the system? Did they do so because this was not such an unusual situation in Hollywood at the time and may still exist today?
"For me, one of the biggest disappointments of this episode is that no one from Hollywood, no one from that movie business, no one who supposedly stands up for the rights of women and girls has opened his or her mouth in support of the prosecutors who are doing their job and attempting to bring this man finally to justice. As for France, I would hope that President Sarkozy would call in his ministers and tell them to butt out of our business."
Actually, Luc Besson is one of the few entertainment figures so far to speak out against Polanski. He told RTL Radio, "I have a lot of affection for him, he is a man that I like very much … but nobody should be above the law."
"I don't know the details of this case, but I think that when you don't show up for trial, you are taking a risk."