I'm sorry, WHAT?!?!?!?
Quentin Tarantino is under fire after a 2003 interview resurfaced this week in which he defends Roman Polanski for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. "He didn't rape a 13-year-old," Tarantino tells Howard Stern in the interview. "It was statutory rape. That's not quite the same thing...He had sex with a minor, all right. That's not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you're talking about violent, throwing them down." When Stern's sidekick Robin Quivers notes that the girl was plied with drugs and alcohol, Tarantino replies, "No, that was not the case at all. She wanted to have it [sex] and dated the guy... Look, she was down with this." Later in the exchange, Tarantino admits that he'd "beat the hell" out of a man who had sex with his 13-year-old daughter, if he had one. However, he again insists, "I don't believe it's rape. Not at 13--not for these 13-year-old party girls."