Roman Polanski's Sexual Assault Victim To Appear In Court On His Behalf

Geimer, 54, said freeing the fugitive director of his global warrant would be "an act of mercy to myself and my family".

On Friday in fact, Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun played the ringmaster in court as he introduced Geimer, now 53 years old, showed up in court to plead for an end to the case. She has been asking the court to terminate this case for years.

"Your words mean a lot to this court", he said. "There is a person who holds the key to that closure very clearly".

"I would like to ask you to consider sentencing Mr Polanski to time served in absentia".

Polanski's case has been a cause celebre for 40 years.

For decades, he has been engaged in a cat and mouse game with United States authorities as they unsuccessfully sought to have him extradited from various countries.

The judge rejected the motion.

"I'm just here to try and get things resolved - not on Roman's behalf, but on the behalf of a fair justice system", Samantha Geimer said outside court Friday morning.

Geimer asked the judge to either dismiss the case or sentence Polanski to the six weeks he already spent in custody in 1978.

The Oscar-winner has been a fugitive since he fled to France in 1978 after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor. Southern California authorities have tried for years to bring him back to America.

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Geimer has said she was taken advantage of and forced to have sex.

"I'm standing here saying he's served his sentence", Geimer said after the hearing.

Roman Polanski's sister-in-law Debra Tate said she hopes the court listens.

The director of "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown" was accused of drugging Geimer when she was 13 before raping her at the film star Jack Nicholson's house in Los Angeles in 1977.

"Now everyone calls him a paedophile and says bad things about him that aren't true". "I wish he could show up and feel he could be treated fairly, but I don't know if that will ever happen".

Geimer also went along with the defense's request for a transcript of Gunson's closed-door testimony to be unsealed.

His victim, Samantha Geimer, has made a decision to appear before a United States court to demand the closure of the case and the end of the lawsuit against the director. We have all heard that there is (a) special place in Hell for women who do not help other women. Her letter to the DA, however, did not persuade him to drop the almost 40-year-old ongoing case. But the prosecutor wrote in a response to Geimer that "this office has never "covered up" any misconduct, nor is there, as you suggest, any misconduct continuing today". Now, Roman's own victim is begging the courts to drop the case and let Polanski return without fear of prosecution.

She echoed that sentiment Friday morning, in a hearing before judge Gordon who is handling the current iteration of Polanski's case.

Samantha Geimer smiles as she arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court for the motion hearing in Los Angeles on Friday.

Polanski must present himself to the court to seek such relief, the judge ruled then.

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