Polański’s victim “relieved” by Polish court’s refusal to extradite filmmaker
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Roman Polański’s rape victim, Samantha Geimer, has said she is “very pleased” with the Polish court’s ruling against the extradition of the Polish filmmaker to the US.
Star-Regisseur Roman PolańskiBild: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
“I believe they did the right thing,” Geimer told US broadcaster NBC News about Friday’s decision to reject a call by US prosecutors to extradite Polański over his 1977 sex offense conviction.
As the now 52-year-old woman stressed in the interview, the nearly four-decade-long legal battle against Polański has weighed heavily on her and her family.
Geimer has called what she deems a sensationalist-driven pursuit of the case “a travesty. Hollywood justice at its finest.”
"I'm sure he's a nice man and I know he has a family and I think he deserves closure and to be allowed to put this behind him," Geimer stated. "He said he did it, he pled guilty, he went to jail. I don't know what people want from him."
Roman Polański pleaded guilty to having a sexual intercourse with the then 13-year-old minor and was sentenced to 42 days in prison by a Los Angeles court in 1977. (aba/rk)
Click here for the background on the Polanski extradition case
Source: NBC News