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Cannes was buzzing yesterday as world-renowned filmmaker/creepy guy Woody Allen came out in defense of fellow world-renowned filmmaker/creepy guy Roman Polanski. When asked about Polanski's sex scandal with a 13-year old girl back in 1978, Woody 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."
"Is he supposed to live the rest of his life in guilt?" a Soup source believes he heard Allen muttering as he wandered away from reporters. "I mean, his relationship with MIA was a wreck by then anyways. And it's not as if they were blood relatives. She was adopted for Christ's sake! This is crazy! Everyone just leave the man alone and let him and Soon-Yi live in peace. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get to the premiere of Roman's new movie about a neurotic Jew with relationship troubles."