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Chris Rock says he doesn't understand why fellow filmmakers are coming to the defense of Roman Polanski, saying of the charges against him, "It's rape."

"People are defending Roman Polanski because he made some good movies? Are you kidding me?" Rock said on Thursday's Jay Leno Show. "He made good movies 30 years ago, Jay! Even Johnnie Cochran didn't have the nerve to go, 'Well, did you see O.J. play against New England?'"

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More than 100 filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, of whom Rock is a fan, have signed a petition voicing their objection to Polanski's arrest on 32-year-old charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, when he was 43. On Saturday, Zurich authorities arrested the Oscar-winning director, who fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl.'"C'mon, man! She's 13! I've seen some hot 16-year-olds that look 18, 17 that look 18. Thirteen is 13! No one gets away with having sex with a 13-year-old," Rock said.

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"Rape. It's rape! Rape is No. 2. It's murder, then rape," the comedian continued. "It's No. 2. Like the United States, we want to capture Osama bin Laden and murder him. We're not going to rape him. That would be barbaric."Rock is among only a few celebrities who have criticized the swell of support behind Polanski, 76. Jewel and

The View's Sherri Shepherd both voiced their disapproval on Twitter.What do you think of Rock's comments?