Samantha Geimer, who last year seemed to be totally over that whole drugged-sodomizing-when-she-was-13 thing, is the latest voice calling for the dismissal of Roman Polanski's 1977 rape conviction.
From her residence in Hawaii, the 45-year-old Geimer filed a legal declaration asking the Los Angeles Supreme Court to throw out Polanski's case, lest the revival of hearings, more hearings and the director's imminent arrest upon returning to the States ensnare her a second time in the trauma of his persuasive appeals. It's not her first statement to this effect, and not even her most public — that likely occurred last summer on the red carpet for the crusading documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. But it is her most important, aiding Polanski in a way that his own fugitive logic cannot:
I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr. Polanski may have caused me as a child.
I am surprised and disappointed with the District Attorney, who (1) has refused to cause the dismissal of this case, and (2) has, yet one more time, given great publicity to the lurid details of those events, for all to read, again. True as they may be, the continued publication of those details causes harm to me, my beloved husband, my three children, and my mother. I have become a victim of the actions of the District Attorney. [...]
If Polanski cannot stand before the Court to make this Request, I, as the victim, can and I, as the victim do.
Hear that, Roman? You may get that change of venue after all. Bring your golf clubs!
- Polanski victim wants case dismissed [THR Esq.]