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In a truly shameful and terrible act of victim blaming, a lawyer for one of the adult males charged in the gang rape of an 11-year-old Cleveland, Texas, girl likened the child survivor to a spider that lures victim into its web.

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Declaring that he only wants "to be treated fairly like everyone else," auteur-in-exile Roman Polanski spoke out on his own behalf on Sunday via his ally Bernard-Henri Lévy's website, claiming that there are "no grounds" for his extradition to the U.S. to face charges related to his decades-old sexual assault case.

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