Debra Tate -- the sister of Roman Polanski's second wife Sharon Tate -- doesn't want the director hauled back to the U.S. to be prosecuted.
Tate went on the "Today" show this morning, claiming Polanski wouldn't get a fair trial stateside for the rape of a then-13-year-old-girl back in 1977 -- because our "system is broken" -- and the matter would be better served in France ... whatever that means -- France can't prosecute him.
Tate added there's a difference between "rape and rape" -- and this was "a consensual matter."
Sharon Tate's Sis -- Polanski Didn't 'Rape'
9/30/2009 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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