The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Victims to blast Swiss authorities re Polanski at news conference
Abuse victims angry at Polanski ruling
They harshly criticize Swiss authorities
Group pleads with citizens to boycott all his films
"Let's stop buying from his buddies too," victims say
Self help organization blasts Martin Scorsese & Woody Allen
Prosecutors are praised for their 'persistence' and 'equal treatment'
They will also
Roughly 30 years ago, Polanski fled the US before his sentencing, and has been a fugitive ever since.
Just two months ago, another Polanski victim came forward. She is British actress Charlotte Lewis. SNAP believes there are likely others who were also assaulted by Polanski, so the group feels it's possible that he could face more prosecution. SNAP wants anyone else who saw, suspected or suffered Polanski’s misdeeds to contact law enforcement immediately. The group feels that kids are safest when proven child predators are imprisoned.
Since his arrest last September, some entertainment figures have expressed sympathy for Polanski. These public statements of support, SNAP says, make teens who are being victimized right now by other predators feel intimidated and hopeless, thus staying silent and enabling their predators to keep hurting them and others. Rallying around child rapists also rubs salt into the wounds of other rape victims, both adults and kids, SNAP believes.
While sympathetic to Polanski's painful child hood and his wife's murder, SNAP feels that's irrelevant, as is his victim's personal decision to forgive him. What matters most, SNAP feels, is that a child predator is kept away from kids and that criminals learn they can't simply hire smart lawyers, make themselves popular, flee the country, and get off scot-free.
SNAP will renew its plea to consumers to boycott the films of Polanski and his supporters.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests