Victim in Roman Polanski Rape Case Asks Judge to Dismiss Case

Victim in Roman Polanski Rape Case Asks Judge to Dismiss Case

Victim in Roman Polanski Rape Case Asks Judge to Dismiss Case

He has consistently ruled against Polanski's multiple requests for similar outcomes and has said the 83-year-old must appear in court to resolve the case.

Samantha Geimer was 13 when she was sexually assaulted by Roman Polanski in the late 1970s. Gordon did not issue an immediate ruling.

Madison said Bynes was "very realistic" about her acting goals and said she knows she has to "take it step by step". Now, Roman's own victim is begging the courts to drop the case and let Polanski return without fear of prosecution.

Geimer has publicly forgiven Polanski and has been supportive of efforts to end his fugitive status, but this is the first time she's appeared in court on his behalf.

Polanski's lawyers have been fighting for years to end the case and lift an worldwide arrest warrant that has confined the 83-year-old to France, Poland and Switzerland where he fled during the Holocaust prior to arriving in the U.S.

Polanski has been fighting for years to end the case and lift an global arrest warrant that confined him to his native France, Switzerland and Poland, where he fled the Holocaust.

"I was not as traumatised as everybody thought I should have been", she said, according to

He was charged with a number of felonies, including rape and sodomy, but prosecutors dropped most of the charges in a deal that saw Polanski plead guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.

The warrant prevented him from collecting his Academy Award for best director for his 2002 film "The Pianist".

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Polanski, 83, has been in self-imposed exile for almost four decades after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with Ms Geimer at actor Jack Nicholson's Hollywood hills home in 1977. "I hope it is true", Geimer wrote in a letter to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee, the prosecutor assigned to Polanski's case. She has been asking the court to terminate this case for years.

The director Roma Polanski admitted statutory rape and served 42 days in prison, but later fled the US.

Mr Braun claims the case is no more than a "political circus" and that Polanski has already served his time by spending more than 300 days in jail and house arrest in Switzerland during a failed extradition attempt seven years ago.

In April, Gordon rejected Polanski's latest effort to be tried in absentia, ruling that Polanski must first return to the US and submit to the court's jurisdiction before the case can be resolved.

Polanksi's attorney, Harland Braun, asked the judge on Friday to unseal testimony about the 1977 plea deal.

Geimer sued Polanski and reached a settlement in 1993 for $500,000 that included over $100,000 in interest payments.

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A lawyer for Polanski says his sex crime victim, Samantha Geimer, will appeal to a Los Angeles judge on Friday, June 9, 2017, to help make the case that Polanski has served his time for the 40-year-old crime.

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