Rosie O'Donnell: Police Should Search John Grisham’s Computer for Child Porn

by Antoinette Bueno 1:35 PM PDT, October 17, 2014
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Count Rosie O'Donnell as just one of many who are outraged at bestselling author John Grisham's recent remarks that some child porn sentences are too harsh.

But The View host took it one step further Friday, when she suggested that Grisham himself should be investigated for child porn.

"Nobody accidentally stumbles onto child pornography," O'Donnell said. "If I were the police, I'd look at John Grisham's hard drive right now."

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Speaking to The Telegraph, Grisham originally argued that America's judges have "gone crazy" over the past 30 years, and are locking up too many people in prison. He went on to give a personal example of a friend, and what he felt was too harsh a sentence.

"We have prisons now filled with guys my age," he said. "Sixty-year-old white men in prison who've never harmed anybody, would never touch a child. But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn."

"He shouldn't have done it," he acknowledged. "It was stupid, but it wasn't 10-year-old boys. And he didn't touch anything. ... They haven't hurt anybody. They deserve some type of punishment or whatever, but 10 years in prison?"

"I actually was horrified by what he said," O'Donnell, who has five children, said during the show. "Did John Grisham feel like these people needed a champion and he was it?”

Grisham has since apologized for his comments.

"My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children," he said in a statement posted on his website Thursday. I can think of nothing more despicable. I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all."

But O'Donnell still wasn't buying it.

"Well, John, I accept your apology but I don't believe in your [expletive] bull crap thing that you said before," she said bluntly to her cheering audience.

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