Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for ‘mercy’ to end court case

June 10, 2017
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Roman Polanski could be absolutely clear of the accusation in court if the judge will take into account the words of director’s victim. On Friday, Samantha Geimer who was raped at the age of 13 has asked a Los Angeles court to end the case against Mr Polanski.

The unexpected turn in the criminal case of Roma Polanski can make judges close this old case. This week, Samantha Geimer told the court about her desire to forgive the filmmaker and to close this case on the having unlawful sex in 1977.

“I would implore you to do this for me, out of mercy for myself,” 

she said. Ms Geimer had previously said she had forgiven the filmmaker for the 40-year-old assault. Polanski has been in self-imposed exile since pleading guilty to a charge of having unlawful sex over the 1977 incident, which took place at actor Jack Nicholson’s Hollywood Hills home. The actor was not at home at the time.

After the accusations of 13-year-old Samantha in 1977, Polanski has been in self-imposed exile since pleading guilty to a charge of having unlawful sex that time, which took place at actor Jack Nicholson’s Hollywood Hills home. Since then, Polanski was not at home but now the situation can change dramatically.

Polanski, case on sexual assault, and self-exile

The director Roma Polanski admitted statutory rape and served 42 days in prison, but later fled the US. Prosecutors later dropped the charges of rape and sodomy against the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

“I am not speaking on behalf of Roman, but justice. I implore you to consider to resolve this matter without incarcerating an 83-year-old man,”

concluded Ms Geimer said on Friday. Technically, LA Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon will take the request under consideration and did not issue an immediate ruling.

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