This is why Hollywood could fall into the Pacific Ocean and I wouldn't lose a minute of sleep. We are living in a very strange World. When folks are openly coming to the defense of rapists....and wanting them to go free, it really makes me question what kind of society this is.... I mean, what's the limit? Are there any limits for these folks? And it is really an indictment of Hollywood and that whole culture. In a way, this only reinforces perceptions that outsiders have about Hollywood.
If i'm someone in leadership at the MPAA or screenwriters guild or any of the other organizations and institutions in that industry.... I would cringe at this kind of behavior by those who are representing me. I would want to run as far away from Polanski and his supporters as possible. By extension (intentional or not) they are defending and condoning rape (child rape at that). Mind-blowing stuff.
Luckily there are a few celebrities with a different take who aren't afraid to speak up. Chris Rock is as baffled as the rest of us.