WARNING: Story contains disturbing information.
New disturbing allegations have surfaced in the social media uproar regarding accused serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. These new allegations implicate Weinstein’s old friend and fugitive child rapist, Roman Polanski.
Artist Marianne Barnard out of Santa Barbara posted allegations on her Twitter profile that “
#RomanPolanski took photos of me naked & in fur coat on beach in Malibu, I was 10 yrs old. He went on from there. This ends now #ROSEARMY.” The hashtag #rosearmy is in reference to actress Rose McGowan’s new twitter movement to expose Hollywood sexual predators.
Marianne grew up in Malibu California. She graduated from Santa Monica High School and she attended USC’s Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. She also received her Bachelor of Arts, Fine and Studio Arts, from Pepperdine University. Cernovich.com has reached out to Marianne for comment.
Marianne Barnard responded to Cernovich.com with the proclamation,”We as a society, need to unite against this perverse and pervasive force currently infesting our American culture and ultimately worldwide. I hope me coming forward, inspires others to speak out and empowers them to expose those who have abused them. You are not alone.”
Marianne’s representative Susan S. Moss, of Moss Creative Media Group, stated: “Let this be a #voiceforvictimsofsilence and remember #silenceistheenemy.”
— Marianne Barnard (M) (@Marianne_M_B) October 13, 2017
The tweet was followed by others. Including accusations that her mother “always blamed me & called me a “little Lolita”, allowed other men & my dad to sexually use me.”
For anybody unaware of Roman Polanski’s past criminal exploits I have provided a brief synopsis below.
Director and sexual predator Roman Polanski raped a thirteen-year-old girl in 1977. The victim Samantha Geimer was photographed nude on more than one occasion by Polanksi. On the second occasion, Polanski gave the victim alcohol and quaaludes before raping her. The scene of the crime was celebrity Jack Nicholson’s home. Nicholson wasn’t present but his then-girlfriend Anjelica Huston was. Huston even knocked on the door of the room where the rape was taking place, during the act.
After the allegations surfaced and Polanski was indicted by grand jury for five charges.
Rape by use of drugs
Lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14
Furnishing a controlled substance to a minor.
Polanski took a plea deal, terms of which included dismissing the original five charges in exchange for a guilty plea of ‘unlawful sexual intercourse.’ In 1978 After learning that he would be facing prison time, Polanski fled to France before his sentencing. Polanski has since moved to Poland. Due to this violation of terms, he is still facing the original charges in the US.
One of Polanski’s most outspoken defenders was none other than Harvey Weinstein. In a statement in 2009, Weinstein was quoted as defending Polanski saying “Whatever you think about the so-called crime, Polanski has served his time.” Apparently, Weinstein doesn’t agree that furnishing quaaludes and alcohol to a 13-year-old girl before raping her is a crime. Weinstein has found himself in the hot seat over dozens of his own sex scandals, including rape allegations that have surfaced in the last week.
Maybe it is a case of “birds of a feather flock together.” Only time will tell. Cernovich.com will continue to investigate these allegations and crimes. We are proud to be a platform for victims of sexual abuse to speak out against the newly unveiled, disgusting underbelly of Hollywood. We encourage more voices to reach out and tell their story. Only by empowering the current victims will we be able to call out the predators and save future potential victims.