Hey, Here's Something That Isn't Incidental

You know that revoltingly-titled documentary-whitewash, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, which many people are citing as evidence that he couldn't have gotten a fair trial blah blah yawn…?

Turns out one of the key pieces of "evidence" that Polanski had reason to run was based on a total fucking lie:
Former Los Angeles prosecutor David Wells said he lied to the makers of the 2008 documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" about his role in the sentencing of Polanski on charges of having sex with a minor.

The statement became part of the basis for a move by Polanski's attorneys to dismiss the case because of prosecutorial misconduct.

"I'm a guy who cuts to the chase - I lied," Wells said Wednesday.

Wells said he embellished his role because he was told the documentary would air in France, not the United States.
Oh, well, that's all right then.

All of which is, you know, still beside the point—much like the argument that the incident was "consensual sex" (it wasn't) as if that's some kind of mitigating factor. But I thought I'd note nonetheless that the rape apologists' horseshit is based not merely on tissue-thin reasoning and nonexistent ethics; it's also based on a web of lies.

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