Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Patterson, introduced a resolution in the Assembly today that would chastise Whoopi Goldberg for saying on ABC television that “I know it wasn’t rape-rape” in reference to movie director Roman Polanski’s conviction several decades ago for raping a teenage girl. Polanski fled to Europe before he was sentenced in California and was arrested in Switzerland on a warrant last weekend.
Ball said the Legislature should demand “immediate disciplinary action including the dismissal” of Goldberg, who made the comments on The View.
“Her disgusting remarks are an affront to anyone who has ever been molested or sexually assaulted,” Ball said in a release. “This type of popularization of criminality worsens what many face, especially since people who have been raped often blame themselves. No amount of cinematic achievement could ever justify this kind of heinous crime….”