Thanks Man: Woody Allen Sticks Up for Roman Polanski

Woody “The Heart Wants What It Wants” Allen thinks we should give Roman Polanski a break, according to an interview with France Info radio he gave while in Cannes. Reports the AP:

Allen said Polanski “was embarrassed by the whole thing,” “has suffered” and “has paid his dues.” He said Polanski is “an artist and is a nice person” who “did something wrong and he paid for it.”

The wire service identifies Polanski as a “fellow filmmaker”; “fellow skeeze” is left implicit.