(ANI): Noted writer Gore Vidal has come under fire for calling
Roman Polanski's teenaged unlawful sex victim a 'young hooker'.
Polanski is currently battling his extradition to the US after
Swiss authorities in Zurich arrested him last month.
The Rosemary's Baby director had accepted to charges of
having illegal intercourse with 13-year-old Samantha Gailey (now
Samantha Geimer) in the late 1970s and had fled to France in 1978
before he could be sentenced.
Vidal frequented similar Hollywood circles during Polanski's
crime and the 83-year-old litterateur has a different take on the
"I really don't give a f***," Sky News quoted him as telling The
Atlantic mag. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young
hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?" He added:
"Anti-Semitism got poor Polanski. He was also a foreigner. He did
not subscribe to American values in the least. To (his
persecutors), that seemed vicious and unnatural."
A writer of the Atlantic mag was so annoyed at the author's
remarks that he posted comments on Vidal on a blog, dubbing him
'vile as ever.'