Quentin Tarantino’s shocking interview defending Roman Polanski for raping 13-year-old girl ‘who was down to party’

A 15-year-old interview in which Quentin Tarantino passionately defends Roman Polanski has resurfaced amid controversy over Uma Thurman’s near-fatal crash while filming Kill Bill.

The actress spoke about the car crash in an interview with the New York Times last week, in which she also alleged she was sexually assaulted by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Responding to the piece, Tarantino said the stunt was the ‘biggest regret of his life.’

Now, audio from a Howard Stern interview with the director in 2003 – in which he spends more than eight minutes defending Polanski – is going viral.